South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis (SASAT)

Vascular diseases are major contributors of morbidity and mortality. To create awareness, develop educational and preventive programs, I started SASAT in 1993. I felt that early diagnosis of risk, better management of risks, and life style changes will significantly reduce the health burden of metabolic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and stroke.

- Gundu H. R. Rao, Founder, CEO SASAT


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The Saga of Heart Attack

Heart attack usually not a bolt from blue,
Failed heart neither a one day due,
Arteries don't get blocked in a day,
Stressed inflamed plaqued and choked take years

Smoking bidi cigarette hookah for long,
Chewing tobacco gutka masala ding dong,
Strife torn life without exercise rest and song,
The fast city culture cut throat all ping pong

Eating lot of fat sweet salt fast junk food,
Harboring hostility heart burn reason no good,
Years of diabetes pressure expanding middle hood,
Ignoring chest pain breathlessness fainting spells no good

Started clean slate in utero silken unobtrusive conduit,
Continuing diehard habits coronaries clogged many times,
Rhythm thrown hay wire embracing gallows eyes shut,
Saga of heart attack tale of one's own folly and death

Prof. Sridhar Dwivedi MD PhD, Delhi University, 2010

Stroke Heart Attack
Reduced flow of blood and lack of oxygen causes injury to the brain tissue. Block of cerebral arteries by a clot deprives oxygen to the brain tissue and results in stroke Reduced flow of blood and lack of oxygen causes injury to the heart muscle. Block of the coronary arteries by a clot deprives oxygen to the heart muscle and results in heart attack

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam at the SASAT Conference October 2004