Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative
Your Partner, or Ssathi, to Living a Heart Healthy Life
South Asians (people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal,
Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka) have a higher risk of heart and
vascular disease than any other ethnic group. Our treatment and
research center helps South Asians better understand their risk
factors and develops targeted treatment plans for each patient.
Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative in Portola Valley
3240 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians
The Benefits of South Asian-Focused Care
South Asians have the highest rate of hospitalization in California
artery disease, four times higher than any other ethnic
population. South Asians develop coronary artery disease up to 10
years earlier than the general population, on average.
To help South Asians better understand their risk for heart disease,
the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI)
offers health assessments and treatment strategies among other
At our clinic you will receive:
A clinical and genetic evaluation of your cardiovascular
health and identification of any risk factors
treatment plan that works with your needs and lifestyle
Nutritional guidance from a dietician trained in South Asian
Advanced cardiac and vascular imaging services, as
A coordinated team approach to your care, with
strong ties to Stanford interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular
surgeons, and other specialists
SSATHI seeks to empower you, your family, and the South Asian
community to learn more about any cardiovascular risk factors and to
help educate future generations.
South Asians have a four times greater risk of heart disease than the general population. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for managing heart disease in South Asians.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT
We look at your current risk factors and any symptoms that may
concern you. In addition to an evaluation of your heart health, SSATHI
Lifestyle advice to lower your risk factors
Educational information about heart disease in South Asians
South Asian-specific dietary counseling
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR VISIT
Once the laboratory and genetic analysis is complete, a second
clinic visit may be required to:
Review your laboratory test results
Follow up with
Meet a genetic counselor based on your
Enroll you in any of our active clinical
trials, should you be qualified and interested in participating
Should additional care be needed, you will be referred to one of our
many specialists at Stanford Health Care. We will help coordinate
access to clinical care for you and your family.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
Patients benefit from receiving quality coordinated care offered by
our multidisciplinary team. Through evidence-based practice and
research, our team works together to promote the best healing
environment at Stanford Health Care.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a patient, call us at 650-723-5462. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers