Did you know that South Asians are at high risk for developing heart disease and stroke at a young age, even if there are no symptoms? Many, including health care professionals, are not aware of the increased risk and the need for early prevention and treatment.
The purpose of our clinic is to provide comprehensive cardiovascular risk screening to people of South Asian ethnicity. We believe that by providing early intervention we can help to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. We provide ethnic appropriate and sensitive screening, education, counseling, prevention and treatment in a number of South Asian languages.
Assessment by leading cardiovascular specialists
Personalized heart disease risk evaluation and report card
Education on heart disease and risk factors in variety of languages
Counseling on diet and lifestyle changes
Detailed cardiovascular testing as needed
Access to services through OHIP and two locations
Are you a South Asian man over 30 or a woman over 40? If yes, do you have any of the following?
High blood pressure
Obesity / overweight
Direct relatives with early onset heart disease (parent, sibling, child)
You may be at risk for heart disease. Contact us at 905 452 6213 for more information, or you may download our referral form and show it to your family doctor.
If you don't fit any of the above criteria you likely don't require assessment at our clinic. Please discuss this with your physician. If your doctor and you feel you warrant cardiovascular risk assessment at our clinic then your doctor may fax the referral form to us. A physician clinic information letter and referral form is available on the right side of this page for you to provide to your doctor.
Learn how to reduce your risk for heart disease. Join our free classes that cover topics including healthy eating, exercise, stress management and more! Learn more.
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