South Asians are underrepresented in studies of cardiovascular health, yet they face greater risks of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Boston is launching a nine-part webinar series — Dil Se, From the Heart — to bring this community’s health to the forefront.
The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., and feature a conversation with Dr. Martha Gulati focusing on South Asian women and heart health. Register here.
Dr. Gulati is a professor of medicine and the chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona. She is passionate about the study of women and heart disease, as well as about its prevention. As the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a study examining cardiac risk factors in women, she’s helped to set new standards for women’s fitness levels and heart rate response to exercise in women.
In addition, she is a co-investigator on the Women Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation; she previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative; she is a member of numerous advisory boards and societies, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology; and she has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and Journal of the American Medical Association.
Her exceptional commitment to this prevalent health issue has also won her numerous awards and distinctions.
Scheduled Webinar Sessions:
- Sept. 1, 2020: South Asian Women & Heart Health by Dr. Martha Gulati
- Oct. 6, 2020: SAHELI by Dr. Namratha Kandula
- Nov. 10, 2020: Acute Coronary Syndrome (Heart Attacks) by Dr. Poonam Velagapudi
- Dec. 1, 2020: Stress Managements & Heart Disease by Dr. Darshan Mehta
- Jan. 5, 2021: COVID-19 and the Heart by Dr. Krishna Aragam
- Feb. 2, 2021: Genetics of Heart Disease in South Asians by Dr. Amit Khera & Dr. Ani Patel
- Mar. 2, 2021: Hypertension & High Blood Pressure by Dr. Kevin Shah
- Apr. 6, 2021: Testing for Heart Health by Dr. Roosha Parikh
- May 4, 2021: Exercise for Heart Disease Prevention by Dr. Sabrina Islam
For more information about this series, please email Emily.Kessler@heart.org