The mission of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital is to dramatically reduce the high incidence of coronary artery disease among South Asians, and save lives, through a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate program incorporating education, advanced screening, lifestyle changes, and case management.
Who is this Center For?
This center is for South Asians- people who trace their origins from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Why is this Important?
Statistics and research show that coronary artery disease is an epidemic among South Asians, occurring at a rate four times higher than the general population. Besides the traditional risk factors for heart disease, South Asians have additional risk factors including genetic factors that pre-dispose them to early onset of and premature mortality to heart disease.
Why Special Tests?
Conventional diagnostic tests have proven insufficient to identify risk factors that are prevalent among South Asians. Advanced tests offered by the Center are better indicators of the emerging risk factors.
Are You at Risk?
If you are South Asian and have high blood pressure, diabetes, an abnormal cholesterol profile, or a family history of these conditions, heart disease, or stroke, you may be at risk. You may be at risk even if you have no risk factors currently, are physically active, and eat a vegetarian diet.
For more information about the center and hours of operation visit: www.southasianheartcenter.org.
South Asian Heart Center
El Camino Hospital
2400 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
This program is funded by charitable donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact El Camino Hospital Foundation at: 650-940-7154.