The collaboration will look at moving towards a larger Framingham type study that was developed with the objective of identifying common factors or characteristics contributing to chronic vascular diseases.
In a bid to gain insight on cardiovascular risk reduction and chronic diseases in South Asians, Apollo hospitals signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Stanford University for the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SAATHI).
Analyzing the overall objective to reduce cardiovascular mortality in South Asians, the study will capture data on prediabetes and insulin resistance, help physicians understand early patterns of glycemic imbalance and achieve targeted lifestyle and medical therapy. At a later stage, the collaboration will look at moving towards a larger Framingham type study that was developed with the objective of identifying common factors or characteristics contributing to chronic vascular diseases.
South Asians have four times higher rate of myocardial infraction (MI) and 40 per cent higher rate of mortality after first MI according to a study. A WHO report states that the number of diabetics could be over 100 million by 2030 and South Asians will have 60 per cent higher diabetes rates in US.
Apollo Hospitals has been promoting healthy living in India by actively driving the Total Health initiative in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh for some years now. A pioneer of modern healthcare, Apollo Hospitals has also rolled over several other unique initiatives to promote wellness and preventive health in children.
Apollo Hospitals also emphasizes on the need to control Communicable Diseases, which is a growing concern. Consistently following and executing even minute protocols, such as hand hygiene has helped Apollo Hospitals become Asia' s leading healthcare provider. Apollo Hospitals with their effort to promote hand hygiene has set the Guinness World Record in Handwashing when 1,711 staff members of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi, took part in the Handwashing relay in the hospital practicing hand washing using the 7-step method.