Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke in South Asians
South Asia is thought to be the highest contributor to stroke mortality in the world, accounting for more than 40% of global stroke deaths. In this area, stroke-related deaths might be as high as those for coronary artery disease. In South Asia, both stroke and coronary heart disease occur in a younger population on average, than in the rest of the world.
Studies looking at carotid artery disease in South Asians living abroad show similar results. The rate of stroke is much higher in South Asians when compared with Europeans. In addition, South Asians have higher rates of stroke-related deaths compared to Europeans.
Carotid artery disease at SSATHI
You will be screened during your first visit for any clinical signs and symptoms of carotid artery disease. We may refer you to our imaging center for further studies, or the Vascular & Endovascular Care clinic for further evaluation and treatment.
Learn more about carotid artery disease.