Free UCSF lecture on heart disease among Asians
SAN FRANCISCO — A free, community lecture organized by the UCSF Asian Health Institute has been set for Aug. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at UCSF MZ Campus: Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero St., 2nd floor.
What do Asians need to know about heart disease?
The Asian American population in the United States has ancestral ties to more than 30 Asian nations and 25 Pacific Islander nations. This diversity makes it difficult to pull comprehensive facts about heart disease for this population. However, the fact remains that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Asian Americans
Here are some facts and figures published regarding heart disease disparities in Asians:
- Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths for Asian Americans than all forms of cancer combined.
- Among Asians, 6.8% have heart disease, 4.5% have coronary artery disease, 21.2% have hypertension, and 1.8% have had a stroke.
- Asian Americans have higher mortality rates and die at an earlier age from stroke compared to White Americans.
- Coronary artery disease tends to occur earlier in life and in a higher percentage of the population in Asian Indians than in other ethnic groups.
The most important things about heart disease, as with most diseases, are prevention, learning to recognize symptoms, early diagnosis and treatment.
To find out more information, the public is invited to Prof. Gordon Fung’s heart disease lecture (see below).
Date: August 17, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Place: UCSF MZ Campus: Herbst Hall, 1600 Divisadero St., 2nd fl., San Francisco
Speaker: Professor Gordon Fung, Cardiology Department, UCSF
To register for class: Please call the recording hotline: 415-885-3678 or go online to register here <https://bit.ly/UCSFheart>
To learn more about the UCSF Cardiology Department, click here.
To learn more about Dr. Gordon Fung, click here.
Sponsor: This lecture is sponsored by the Kangxin Partners.