Seemingly healthy South Asians develop diabetes and have heart attacks at younger ages. Disease progression is faster, and severity is more pronounced in this population.
Traditional and routine guidelines fail to identify at-risk patients, so comprehensive screening is required to uncover hidden risks and disease. Lifestyle evaluation followed by personalized therapy has been shown to prevent adverse events.
As practitioners, you are equipped to medically manage your patient's risk factors. However, you may find it challenging to provide in-depth lifestyle counseling, and ongoing supervision and coaching to help your patients sustain these lifestyle changes. A three way partnership between your patient, the South Asian Heart Center and you, assures that your patient receives and benefits from expert guidance and lifelong follow up.