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Heart Month Highlights

There’s a lot most of us can learn about keeping our hearts healthy. Below you can find resources that will help you understand heart disease, risk factors and prevention.

You can also find helpful information by visiting the American Heart Association website. Here you will find tips that cover hot topics, ranging from diet and exercise to medication insights and simple health quizzes. Of course, if you would like to speak to a physician or make an appointment, please contact the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care.

How to prevent, spot and treat heart disease at any stage

Mario J. Garcia, MD, explains how three main factors, not including age and family history, can increase your risk for heart disease. About half of all Americans experience at least one of these: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. The good news is that just a few lifestyle changes can reduce your risk. Start with a low-fat, well-balanced diet, work toward 150 minutes of exercise per week (taking the stairs and walking more counts), practice stress management and avoid smoking.

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Five Heart Health Must-Haves

Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Even if you already have heart disease, you can benefit from making healthy choices in your life. Here are Five must-haves to improve your heart health.

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American Heart Month Kick-Offs at Montefiore!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, Montefiore’s staff and faculty across all of our campuses joined the movement to raise awareness and find more ways of beating heart disease together.


National Wear Red Day!

National Wear Red Day was on February 7, 2020. The annual celebration encourages women to take charge of their heart health at a time when heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Montefiore doctors are here for you. Let’s beat heart disease together!.


Managing Heart Failure: It Takes Two To Tango

Twenty years ago, a patient with advanced heart failure had only a ten percent chance of living for one year. Now, that rate is 90 percent, notes Ulrich Jorde, MD, Head of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Vice Chief, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore. Greater understanding of the condition, new medications and advances in surgical options to assist the failing heart are helping many of the six million Americans with heart failure successfully manage their condition.

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Ulrich Jorde, MD, is Head of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Vice Chief, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore.
Marie Galvao, NP, is on the staff at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy at Montefiore.