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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