Heart attacks strike South Asian men and women at younger ages

South Asians are at a four-times greater risk of heart disease than their western counterparts and have a greater chance of having a heart attack before 50 years of age.

Heart attacks strike South Asian men and women at younger ages
Dr. Gotimukula, President of AAPI. Source: YouTube/AAPI Channel

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), organized a webinar about high-risk heart disease in South Asians as a part of an ongoing awareness and education campaign. Cardiologists Dr. Enas and Dr. Amit Khera, where among the eminent speakers discussed ways to create awareness on heart disease among South Asians.

Enas provided a broader perspective on the "History and Magnitude of Heart Disease Among South Asians" in his detailed presentation. It included anecdotes from his personal experiences studying and treating patients with cardio issues, sharing with the audience how, during his early practice of medicine inspired him to get involved in research, treatment, and prevention, dedicating his life to the cause of heart disease.