Source Newsroom: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Newswise — Go Red for Women Day at Mount Sinai - Know Your Numbers! The number one killer of women is heart disease. February 1st, 2008 is the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Day - a national campaign to promote education/awareness of the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Mount Sinai has partnered with the AHA to provide free cardiovascular screenings for the community from 9am - 3pm in the hospital lobby.
----Dr. Mary McLaughlin, Co-Director of the Women's CARE Program, Mount Sinai Heart
Robotic Surgery- Mount Sinai is now using new robotic system, the Senseiâ„¢ Robotic Catheter system and Artisanâ„¢ Control Catheter to perform catheter ablations on people suffering from abnormal and life-threatening heart rhythms. Mount Sinai is the only site in the tri-state area to use this robotic system.
---Dr. Davendra Mehta, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Arrhythmia Service, Mount Sinai Heart
Heart Attack Prevention- Know the signs and symptoms of an impending heart attack before it strikes. Find out if you are at risk, learn how to lower your risk factors and how to prevent an attack.
---Dr. Samin Sharma, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory , Co-Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Heart
Obesity and Diabetes Epidemic Hurting Hearts - You are what you eat. How improving your food habits can help you reduce your risk for a heart attack.
---Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, the Marie-JosÃ©e & Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor
Heart Surgery- What are your options for a fixing a broken heart- everything from a transplant to heart valve replacement.
---Dr. David Adams, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Heart
The Gift of Life- This February organ donation is especially significant to children in need of heart transplants.
---Dr. Ira Parness, Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mount Sinai Heart