Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates '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 D. Dangas, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, cardiology and surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of cardiovascular innovation at the Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sini Health System. 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 of 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."
- George D. Dangas, MD, PhD, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Cardiovascular Innovation, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Health System
- Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens