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"American Heart Month - How To Reduce The Risk Of A Heart Attack" - Marguerite Ward

  • NBC News: Today
  • New York, NY
  • (February 01, 2019)

Heart disease is responsible for about one in every four deaths in the U.S., claiming the lives of more than half a million people each year. About 735,000 Americans will have a heart attack this year. A person’s lifestyle plays a huge role in increasing or reducing their risk, said Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “All of these different components are really what leads to heart disease. This is all driven by lifestyle. In my mind, that’s very empowering because you get to actually change the outcome of your life based on how you live daily,” she added.

— Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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