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$49
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Lab Fees *

 
* Lab Fee options
  • In-network: Covered by Insurance, OOP Fees apply
  • Self-pay/Out-of-network/Out-of-California: $125
    (Processing fee waived)
Center’s Services are all FREE of charge

Assessment/result consultations, lifestyle counseling, lifelong coaching, and reports

 
WHAT YOU GET
  • Comprehensive, evidence-based, advanced risk evaluation
  • Custom report exposing your undetected hidden risk
  • Culturally tailored, expert lifestyle counseling
  • Personalized heart-health coaching & annual clinical followup
 
AIM to Prevent is a program for life!
You may be at risk
 
The Twin Epidemics

People who trace their ancestry to the Indian subcontinent countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, are at increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Both chronic diseases affect this population disproportionately. South Asians have heart attacks at much younger ages, despite being mostly vegetarian, non smoking and non-obese.

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The Statistics are Staggering

Heart Disease Risk Heart Disease Risk

Diabetes Risk Diabetes Risk

Heart attacks occur before age 55 Heart attacks occur before age 55

 
The Perfect Storm

Family history, disorders of lifestyle and the urban environment create a perfect storm for the epidemics to flourish. India is becoming the heart disease and diabetes capital of the world.

Traditional guidelines underestimate risk
 

Why do so many young South Asians show up in the emergency room with a heart attack despite being mostly non-obese, nonsmoking and vegetarian, and having "normal" lipid panels?

This is because traditional markers, just like the tip of the iceberg, reveal only part of the story. Elevated LDL cholesterol for instance, explains just 25% of premature coronary artery disease. The real danger, or risk of heart attacks and diabetes, lies beneath the surface.

Conventional Metabolic Panel
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL-C
  • HDL-C
  • Triglycerides
  • TC/HDL ratio
  • Glucose
Anthropometrics
  • Blood Pressure
  • BMI
Uncover your hidden risks
 
 

Several risk factors and biomarkers that are more effective at detecting disease (better predict risk) are hidden in traditional assessments. They can only be revealed by advanced screening protocols, such as those incorporated in South Asian Heart Center's comprehensive AIM to Prevent program.

Traditional Risk Factors
The quality of the LDL and HDL particles (size, number of particles) is a better indicator of the tendency for plaque deposition, compared to the traditional cholesterol markers.
Lipoprotein(a), "the deadly cholesterol", increases plaque formation, rupture, and coagulation, and multiplies the risk of heart attack, in the presence of other risk factors. Lp(a) is inherited.
Inflammation, or swelling in the arterial walls, can accelerate plaque buildup and rupture. Often not included in regular testing, this risk is often undetected until a heart attack.
South Asians have an increased prevalence of metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes at younger ages.
Coronary calcification goes beyond just assessing risk. It provides a definitive diagnosis of CAD, which can then be addressed and managed well before physical symptoms appear.
The most significant, yet most changeable and controllable factors of the iceberg are those pertaining to lifestyle. Lifestyle assessment, intervention, and management is shown to prevent 80% of heart attacks.
  • Emerging Markers
    • LDL Medium
    • LDL Very Small
    • Apo B/ LDL Particles
    • LDL Particle Size/Phenotype
    • HDL Large
  • Genetic Markers
    • Lp(a)
    • Family History of CAD
    • Family History of Diabetes
  • Inflammation
    • CRP
  • Diabetes and Dysmetabolism
    • Insulin
    • Hemoglobin A1c
    • Homocysteine
    • Obesity: BMI/Waist Circumference
  • Coronary Calcification
    • CT Calcium Score
  • Lifestyle Disorders
    • Physical Activity
    • Vegetable/Fruit Intake
    • Rest while Asleep
    • Rest while Awake
    • Smoking Status
 
AIM to Prevent program

The South Asian Heart Center's AIM to Prevent is a culturally tailored, lifestyle-focused, evidence-based, three phase risk reduction program. In the first phase, ASSESS, we use advanced screening methods to uncover hidden risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. In the next phase, INTERVENE, we develop a personalized, therapeutic lifestyle plan to reduce risk. In the third phase MANAGE, heart health coaches motivate participants to make and maintain the recommended lifestyle changes. AIM to Prevent is a program for life and it works.

 
 
 
Assess
Assess

Screen for hidden risks
using advanced technology

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    HRA - Personal & family health risk assessment

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    LAB - Fasting blood test

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    EXM - Brief physical and biometrics

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    CAS - Coronary calcification CT scan

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    RAR - Results & recommendations consultation

Intervene
Intervene

Counsel you with expert advice
on Lifestyle MEDS

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    Meditate - daily practice of restful alertness

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    Exercise - regular, vigorous, varied

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    Diet - more greens than grains

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    Sleep - restful 7-8 hours daily

Manage
Manage

Monitor and motivate
you to stay on track, for life

  •  

    Heart health coaching

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    Annual follow up

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    Retest as appropriate

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    Repeat Lifestyle Counseling

 
 
Assess
Assess
Screen for hidden risks using advanced technology
  • HRA
    Personal & family health risk assessment
  • LAB
    Fasting blood test
  • EXM
    Brief physical and biometrics
  • CAS
    Coronary calcification CT scan
  • RAR
    Results & recommendations consultation

Intervene

Intervene
Counsel you with expert advice on Lifestyle MEDS
  • Meditate
    daily practice of restful alertness
  • Exercise
    regular, vigorous, varied
  • Diet
    more greens than grains
  • Sleep
    restful 7-8 hours daily

Manage

Manage
Monitor and motivate you to stay on track, for life
  • Heart health coaching
  • Annual follow up
  • Retest as appropriate
  • Repeat Lifestyle Counseling
AIM to Prevent works!
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