South Asians are at higher risk for heart disease than other populations.
Obesity, diabetes, and a diet low in fruits/vegetables increase this risk.
Heart disease can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
You can find out what your personal risk is at SANSAR's Clinic.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a type of heart disease that develops when plaque builds up inside the arteries of the heart. This can cause a heart attack. Preventing CAD, the leading cause of heart attacks, is the main focus of SANSAR. Learn more.
People from South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) are at higher risk for developing heart disease compared to other populations. Learn more.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is PREVENTABLE, and the risk for developing it can be reduced by living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Learn more.
Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, stress, a diet that is low in fruits and vegetables and having diabetes are all factors that increase the risk for developing heart disease. Learn more.
SANSAR can help you find out what your risk is for developing heart disease, and can help you reduce that risk. Learn more.
Apply for our 2018 SANSAR-Burgundy Young Investigator Award! This $10,000 will be awarded to an outstanding young researcher whose research activities focus on the health of South Asians. Learn more .
EDUCATIONAL SLIDE KIT
SANSAR developed a slide kit to educate healthcare professionals on the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes faced by the South Asian population.