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ICC: Health & Wellness Series

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Health & Wellness Series
Education with a Purpose

Did you know?

  • 48% of US adults - 121 Million - have some form of Heart Disease (CAD, Blood Pressure, Congestive Heart failure...)
  • Every 30 seconds someone in US has a heart attack!
  • One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
  • About 869,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths!

And South Asians bear 60% of the burden of heart disease while South Asians make up only about 25% of the world population!Join us for a FREE webinar to understand the paradox, why it happens to South Asians more severely, earlier in age AND more importantly to learn how to prevent it and/or how to reverse it if you already have heart disease.“Heart Disease Epidemic in South Asians: Cracking the Paradox And How to Prevent it”By Dr Harshad Sanghvi, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, ICC Lifestyle Program Medical DirectorFollowed by an introduction to a proven, culturally tailored AIM to PreventTMBy Mr. Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle Program Ambassadoron Saturday October 29th, 10 AM to 11:30 AMWhat participants will learn from this webinar:

  • Review the magnitude and impact of heart disease in the USA and globally.
  • Understand the South Asian Heart Health Paradox.
  • Crack the South Asian Paradox to explain why SA's are at higher risk than other ethnicities.
  • Learn the strategies to prevent or delay the onset or reverse the existing heart disease.

Registration is required to attend. Click here to registerTo learn more about ICC’s Lifestyle Program, please visit - https://ouricc.org/lifestyle-program/Please feel free to email us at lifestyle@ouricc.org if you have any questions about the webinar or the topics to be covered. Looking forward to seeing you soon!follow us on Facebook - like our page - https://www.facebook.com/IndianCircleforCaring ICC Lifestyle Management Program Teamwww.ouricc.org

Our speakers

Dr. Harshad V. Sanghvi, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, ICC Lifestyle Program Medical DirectorDr. Harshad Sanghvi is a board-certified Cardiologist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He served as Chief of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit Director for about 30 years at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Ware, MADr. Sanghvi has participated in several cardiovascular research studies and his principal interests include clinical and preventive cardiology, emerging epidemic of heart disease in the South Asian community with emphasis on modifiable risk factors, lipid disorders, ischemic heart disease, and women’s health.Mr Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle Program AmbassadorMr. Amit Akkad is an experienced senior business executive in the IT industry. He has managed multi-million-dollar businesses with proven track record of growing profitable revenues. He is recognized as a business leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communication and operational skills.Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving our community. For the past several years, he has also been working with multiple non-profit organizations in India to inspire, educate and improve lives of the children of impoverished rural communities.

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