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Aarti Chaudhary

Class of 2025Cypress, CA

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  • "How can cultural competency in cardiology be improved for the Asian population in the U.S. through analyzing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessments?" with mentor Margaret (Aug. 30, 2023)

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How can cultural competency in cardiology be improved for the Asian population in the U.S. through analyzing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessments?

Started Apr. 18, 2023

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Cultural competency in healthcare, specifically cardiology, needs to be majorly improved because of all the inaccurate information about screening processes, which doesn’t help many ethnicities. This paper will show different cardiovascular disease risk assessments and analyze whether or not they are accurate for the Asian population. In the Atheroscletoric Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk calculator, which is commonly used in primary care offices to determine whether or not someone should be taking extra precautions to avoid disease, the primary groups that research was done on to prove the effectiveness of the calculator were White, Black, and Hispanic groups. Though other ethnicities were considered, they were all grouped into an “Other,” so the actual effectiveness is not shown. As a result, other patients may get inaccurate information about their risk for cardiovascular diseases and suffer more. By researching other calculators that can help Asians and other under-represented populations, the paper will be able to help them have better care in healthcare.