Title

South Asian ethnicity: What can we do to make this risk enhancer a risk equivalent?

Document Type

Review Article

Department

Cardiology; Medicine

Abstract

South Asians account for around 25% of the global population and are the fastest-growing ethnicity in the US. This population has an increasing burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) which is also seen in the diaspora. Current risk prediction equations underestimate this risk and consider the South Asian ethnicity as a risk-enhancer among those with borderline-intermediate risk. In this review, we discuss why the South Asian population is at a higher risk of ASCVD and strategies to mitigate this increased risk.

Comments

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Publication

Progress in cardiovascular diseases

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