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Aarti Chaudhary

Class of 2025Cypress, CA



  • "Analyzing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessments: Improving Cultural Competence for Asian Americans" with mentor Margaret (Aug. 30, 2023)

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Analyzing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessments: Improving Cultural Competence for Asian Americans

Started Apr. 18, 2023

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Cultural competency in healthcare, specifically cardiology, needs to be improved because of inaccurate information about screening processes, which doesn’t help many ethnicities. The Atheroscletoric Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk calculator 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 has previously focused 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” category, 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. This paper will review current research on different cardiovascular disease risk assessments and analyze whether or not they are accurate for the Asian American population. By researching other calculators that can help Asian Americans, and using the ASCVD risk calculator as a benchmark, the paper will be able to help improve healthcare.