South Asians are the fastest growing ethnic community in the U.S. In the early 2000s, researchers began noticing high rates of heart disease in South Asian communities as well as higher hospitalization and mortality rates associated with heart disease compared to other racial and ethnic groups. We recognize that unique risks require unique care.
The Christ Hospital Health Network has established the South Asian Cardiovascular Clinic (SACC) to address this important healthcare need in our community. Our specialists look for risk factors that may be missed by standard cardiovascular health assessments and provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to reduce your risk and improve your health.
Those who will benefit from the SACC program include:
- Diabetics (including pre-diabetics) of South Asian ancestry
- Those with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol
- Those who have a family history of heart disease, especially at a young age, including stroke, heart attack, angina, peripheral vascular disease, etc.
- Those who have had a heart attack, chest pain, heart rhythm issues, stenting, bypass surgery, valve surgery, or pacemakers
- Those of South Asian decent who are concerned about their risks for heart attack or stroke
- Those who would like a second opinion
Heart disease in South Asians
The facts regarding heart disease in South Asians are a cause for concern:
These facts apply to both South Asian men and women.
The South Asian Cardiovascular Clinic aims to focus on the special cardiovascular needs of South Asians in our community and the surrounding region. Our expert team provides pioneering, individualized heart care and education on the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease.
Why choose the South
Asian Cardiovascular Clinic at The Christ Hospital
At your first appointment, you will speak to a cardiologist with special interest and training in providing culturally appropriate cardiovascular care for South Asians. This clinic is the only one of its kind in the region run by experts in the field.
Our services include:
A thorough evaluation of your cardiovascular health and risk factors
Management plans based on appropriate diet, exercise and stress management recommendations
Labs (fasting and non-fasting) and cardiac imaging
Review of family history and genetic counseling recommendations
Review of previous test results from overseas
Full review of medications
Your cardiovascular care plan will be customized to your individual needs using a culturally sensitive approach.
View our feature in The Christ Hospital's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Newsletter.
Listen to Dr. Santosh Menon discuss cardiovascular health disparities in South Asians on the CardiOhio podcast.
Clinic locations and hours
The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center – Montgomery
11140 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45249
The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center - Anderson
7545 Beechmont Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45255
Schedule your appointment
Call 513-206-1083 to make an appointment or schedule your visit online.
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