2018-02-07 / Features

Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates ‘Go Red for Women’

Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn A. Schwab kicks off Heart Month with staff by celebrating Go Red for Women. Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn A. Schwab kicks off Heart Month with staff by celebrating Go Red for Women. Mount Sinai Queens kicked off National Heart Month with a health and wellness event to promote heart health in the Queens community. The event featured free blood pressure screenings and a presentation by George Dangas, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Dangas is a leading authority on nonsurgical cardiac and vascular interventions, such as stent, angioplasty, and atherectomy.

The nationwide Go Red for Women campaign is promoted by the American Heart Association to raise awareness and advance the prevention and treatment of heart disease, the number-one killer of women. Physicians and staff at Mount Sinai Queens wore red on Friday to show their support of this important program.

“We encourage women to take action to reduce their personal risk of heart disease and to understand how diet, exercise, and monitoring their risk factors, including blood pressure and cholesterol, can lead to good heart health and a longer and more active life,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens. “Since 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes, we hope women will visit their primary care doctors or cardiologists to get ahead of the curve.”

The cardiology practice at Mount Sinai Doctors, Queens, is comprised of top-tier cardiologists who are experts in treating patients with acute, chronic, and rare heart conditions, including heart rhythm disorders, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and heart valve diseases. They offer full cardiology services, including non-invasive diagnostics such as echocardiograms, stress testing, vascular testing, and nuclear imaging. State-of-the-art treatment options include interventional electrophysiology procedures; implantable cardio-rhythm monitoring and management devices; and remote monitoring services. Mount Sinai Doctors is located in the new, state-of-the-art Mount Sinai Queens Pavilion, at 25-20 30th Avenue, adjacent to the hospital.

Mount Sinai Queens is the only hospital in Queens designated by both the New York State Department of Health and The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center and their specialists have extensive experience and success with acute cardiac problems such as heart attacks, stroke, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure.

For further information, visit www.mountsinai.org/locations/queens/care/heart. To make an appointment with a cardiologist, call Mount Sinai Doctors, Queens at 718-808-7777.

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