Heart & Vascular Program
Risk Factors: Ethnicity
There is increasing evidence that a person's ethnic background influences their
risk of heart disease. This is certainly felt to be true in people of South
Asian or First Nations origin. Some groups of people may actually have a
lower risk of heart disease than others, but paying attention to traditional
risk factors is still important. If you are of South Asian or First Nations
decent, you may need to pay even more attention to reducing your risk.