NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Goes Red for Women’s Heart Health

Feb 8, 2017

Brooklyn, New York

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On February 3, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital recognized Go Red for Women Day, a national campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about women’s heart disease. Brooklyn Methodist staff members and volunteers gave their time for the event, and provided more than two hundred attendees with information on heart healthy foods, consultations about how to manage heart medications and free blood pressure screenings.

“About half a century ago, nearly 700,000 men and women were lost to heart disease each year,” says Terrence Sacchi, M.D., chief of cardiology at Brooklyn Methodist. “Though the population of the United States has almost doubled since then, the number of annual deaths due to heart disease has significantly decreased. Advances in technology and in collaborative surgical techniques for heart repair have been a key factor, but ultimately, good heart health must start at home. Go Red for Women is a great opportunity for Brooklyn Methodist to draw attention to heart health issues affecting women. More important, it is an opportunity to help the women in our community stop heart disease before it starts.”

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