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Study Details

Heart Health among Utah People of South Asian Ethnicity

(IRB#: IRB_00162801)

People of South Asian ethnicity are at higher risk of heart disease than people of other ethnicities. Locally, these community members have met and want to reduce the issue. To do this we design health screening events for people of South Asian ethnicity to attend and learn if they are at higher risk for heart disease. If so, we have an opportunity to participate in a research study that may help improve heart health.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 30 years and older
  • South Asian ancestry (either parents from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka)
  • At least one heart disease risk factor such as being overweight or having high cholesterol

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of heart disease
  • Diabetes requiring insulin
  • Unable to be physically active

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Hafsa Zahid


IRB#: IRB_00162801

PI: Kevin Shah

Department: Cardiovascular Services

Approval Date: 2023-05-03 06:00:00

Study Categories: Heart Studies

Specialties: Cardiology

Last Updated: 6/8/23