Monday 19th February 2018,

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EON: Taking on Heart Disease in South Asian American Community

posted by Randall


HealthThe first center dedicated to tackling heart disease in the South Asian American community has joined the Million Hearts initiative, a national campaign to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, reports EON.

The South Asian Heart Center is headquartered at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California.

“The South Asian community is four times as likely to be affected by heart disease compared to the general population, and while we have made great strides in educating our local community, there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Ashish Mathur, executive director of the Center, based in Mountain View, Calif. “We are honored to have been invited and recognized by Million Hearts™ and are committed to doing our part to support this critical effort and bring prevention and education messages to South Asian communities across the country.”

You can read more about the South Asian Heart Center and the Million Hears Initiative on EON,

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