NLA Scientific Statement for Prevention of ASCVD Events in South Asians in USA (SAUS)

NLA Scientific Statement for Prevention of ASCVD Events in South Asians in USA (SAUS)

Risk assessment

    • High-risk group: Atherogenic dyslipidemia, MetS, diabetes, genetics, Lp(a), diet, visceral adiposity and environment.

Testing

    • QRISK3, lipids including Lp(a), consider coronary artery calcium score (CACS).

Lifestyle advice

    • Culturally appropriate exercise, nutrition and weight loss, if appropriate.

Drug therapy

    • More aggressive targets for primary and secondary prevention, especially if CACS or family history.

SA lipid/prevention clinic

    • Clinics specializing in SAUS prevention.

Dietician/community health resources

    • Community health fairs, screening education at religious places and SAUS community centers.

Policy changes, education

    • Governmental and insurance company engagement, awareness in the community, and physicians.

Research/trials

    • Enrollment in clinical trials, dedicated research and funding.

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Dr. Dinesh Kalra

Dr. Dinesh Kalra is a Professor of Medicine Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Lipid Clinic & Infiltrative Heart Disease Program. He Completed MD, FACC, FNLA, FSCCT, FSCMR.

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