AAPI voices concern over heart disease among South Asians, stresses prevention

Two eminent experts underline the need for mitigating risk factors

AAPI voices concern over heart disease among South Asians, stresses prevention

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States, has expressed its concern over rising cases of heart disease among immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

AAPI said that though South Asians make up 25% of the world’s population, they contribute 50% to global cardiovascular deaths.