Huffiington Post - "The Mount Sinai Hospital Physicians Debunk the Five Most Common Heart Disease Myths Plaguing Latinas"

 – February 29, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

In celebration of American Heart Month, cardiologists from The Mount Sinai Hospital addressed the five leading myths about heart disease that often misinform the Latino community. According to Dr. Vivian Abascal, cardiologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital, "It is estimated that only 13 percent of women see heart disease as a threat.” Women experience shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, back pain and pain in the left arm; while men feel a crushing pain in their chest. Dr. Johanna P. Contreras, cardiologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital, explained; "Recent studies show that women wait longer to call 911 when they suffer a heart attack because they do not identify the symptoms or mistake them for temporary discomfort." Learn more