Chapter 20. Sunil Guha: A 32-Year-Old South Asian Indian Man with Metabolic Syndrome

  1. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3
  1. Fran Burke MS, RD Senior Clinical Dietitian1 and
  2. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch20

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

How to Cite

Burke, F. and Hark, L. (2009) Sunil Guha: A 32-Year-Old South Asian Indian Man with Metabolic Syndrome, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 3

    Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180726

Online ISBN: 9781444311686

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Keywords:

  • South Asian Indian man with metabolic syndrome;
  • identifying risk factors for coronary heart disease;
  • impact on acculturation in the lifestyle of Asian Indian migrant;
  • nutrition and physical activity plan;
  • increased waist circumference (WC);
  • borderline elevated blood pressure;
  • elevated blood sugar;
  • elevated triglyceride levels

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is Mr. Guha at higher risk of heart disease compared with the general population, and how does his ethnic background affect his risk?

  • What other laboratory values would be helpful in determining treatment recommendations for this patient?

  • How does Mr. Guha's ethnic background affect his dietary habits and lifestyle?

  • What is the best approach to take with this patient who has not followed up as recommended?

  • What is the most appropriate next step in the management of this patient?

  • What factors have contributed to the change in Mr. Guha's risk factor profile?

  • References