New York: What are the causes of increasing cardiac cases among South Asians, including Pakistanis and Bengalis over forty years of age, living in the United States? NYU has started extensive research to find out the fact behind this alarming situation.
One hundred dollars cash will be given to each person who is examined in this research.
The increasing number of deaths from heart attacks among Pakistani and Bangladeshi populace over the age of 40 living in the United States has worried everyone.
NYU, University of California and Northwestern University have launched extensive research to find out the causes of heart disease in young people.
To raise awareness about this research, the American Council of Minority Women organized a seminar that began with a recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by Nat-e-Rasool (PBUH).
A large number of men and women participated in the seminar.
Haroon Zafar, Assistant Research Scientist at NYU School of Medicine, drew the attention of the participants that Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian communities account for 60% of deaths from heart diseases worldwide. We all should take care of our health, he said.
Haroon Zafar further said that men and women between the ages of 40 and 84 can participate in this research, no personal information will be taken from any patient except his name, date of birth and residential address, but participation in the research.
Participants in the seminar asked questions related to the causes, precautions and treatment of heart diseases, to which they were given detailed and satisfactory answers and literature was also provided to the attendees.
This research is being done in New York, California and Chicago, which will be completed in five years.