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November 2014

Mount Sinai Beth Israel will partake in the National Eating Healthy Day

Take the first step to making healthier food choices by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

On this day, Americans are encouraged to commit to healthier eating. Celebrating National Eating Healthy Day is fun and easy! A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity can help you maintain your weight, keep off weight that you lose and help you reach physical and cardiovascular fitness. To get the nutrients you need, eat a dietary pattern that emphasizes:

  • fruits, vegetables
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy products
  • poultry, fish and nuts
  • limiting red meat and sugary foods and beverages


October 2014

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October 2014

Become a “Heart Hero” This October During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Health System Urges the General Public, Especially Students, to Learn Lifesaving CPR and How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death Rates

The Mount Sinai Health System will host five free Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Fairs this October in honor of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month to increase the community’s knowledge about what sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is and save more lives from it by teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR, and how to properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED). 

Mount Sinai invites local school students and community members to attend its SCA Awareness Fairs. Attendees will be greeted by special costumed superhero characters, while being educated by Mount Sinai Health System’s every day “Heart Hero” cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, emergency medicine experts, and other staffers, who will demonstrate hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator technology. In addition, event attendees will be able to explore the inside of a Mount Sinai ambulance. 

This October’s upcoming Mount Sinai Sudden Cardiac Awareness Fairs hosted between
10:00am-2:00pm are at: 

  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s – Friday, October 3rd 
    Location: 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, Muhlenberg Conference Center, 4th Floor
    Note: Enter at the Chapel entrance on 113th Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive 

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital – Friday, October 3rd 
    Location: 1468 Madison Avenue, Guggenheim Pavilion, Lobby Atrium

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel – Friday, October 10th 
    Location: 10 Union Square, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC), 2nd Floor

  • Mount Sinai Roosevelt – Friday, October 17th
    Location: 1000 10th Avenue, Main Lobby

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn – Friday, October 24th
    Location: 3201 Kings Highway, Main Lobby


September 2014

September is National Cholesterol Education Month: 5 Steps to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check
September 8, 2014 /Press Release

This September the Mount Sinai Health System will host five, free cholesterol fairs in honor of National Cholesterol Education Month. The effort is meant to increase awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and to promote a daily heart-healthy diet and an active lifestyle. Each fair will offer the community free heart health screenings for cholesterol, body mass index, education about ways you can prevent and reduce your heart disease risk, and heart healthy food samples.

Mount Sinai Health System's Cholesterol Fairs will occur between September 9th- 26th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at:

  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's – Tuesday, September 9th
    Location: 1111 Amsterdam Ave, Babcock Building Lobby
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn – Tuesday, September 16th
    Location: 3201 Kings Highway, Main Lobby
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital – Thursday, September 18th
    Location: 1468 Madison Avenue, Guggenheim Pavilion, 1st Floor Atrium
  • Mount Sinai Roosevelt – Tuesday, September 9th
    Location: 1111 Amsterdam Ave, Babcock Building Lobby
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's – Tuesday, September 9th
    Location: 1111 Amsterdam Ave, Babcock Building Lobby

5 Steps to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check
Most of your body's cholesterol is produced by your liver, but blood cholesterol levels can rise if you eat the wrong foods every day.
Blood contains both high-density lipoprotein (HDL) referred to as "good cholesterol"and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also called "bad cholesterol." However, too much bad cholesterol overtime can lead to the build-up of fatty substances in our arteries that can cause artery blockages as part of cardiovascular disease, and in the worst cases, heart attack or stroke.
Unfortunately, potentially dangerous high cholesterol levels do not always have symptoms. That's why Mount Sinai cardiologists and nurses urge everyone to take time to get their cholesterol levels checked starting as a young adult and throughout their lifetime. A simple blood test can help save your life or allow you to make lifestyle changes to maintain healthy cholesterol levels to prevent a future cardiac event or heart disease. To keep your cholesterol in check the Mount Sinai Health System heart experts recommend you take 5 key steps:

  1. Know your cholesterol numbers
    At least once every five years, get a simple blood test performed to check your LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, as well as, your triglycerides. An ideal LDL cholesterol level is 100-129 mg/dL, an ideal HDL cholesterol level is 60 mg/dL and above, and below 150 mg/dL for triglycerides. An ideal "total cholesterol" level measuring together your HDL, LDL, and your triglycerides is less than 180 mg/dL. A statin medication may be prescribed by your doctor to help lower your high LDL cholesterol, which also may have additional health benefits.
    -Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Vice President of Cardiac Services, Mount Sinai Health System
  2. Exercise regularly
    Stay active and avoid a sedentary lifestyle to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You should aim to walk briskly for at least 30-minutes a day, or perform aerobic exercise for at least 30-minutes as part of your everyday routine. This can include exercising at the gym, brisk walking, bicycling, or swimming. The key to success is finding an exercise activity that you love and do it daily.
    -Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  3. Eat healthy
    A heart healthy diet low in bad LDL cholesterol and high in good HDL cholesterol is best to remain heart healthy. To reduce your bad cholesterol, include more colorful fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and pastas, brown rice, nuts, and some fish, while reducing your intake of red meats, whole milk, eggs, fried foods, fast food, processed foods, trans-fat, and saturated-fats.
    -Blase Carabello, MD, Chair of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  4. Maintain a healthy weight
    It is critical to maintain a healthy weight, or a normal body mass index (BMI) to remain heart healthy and keep cholesterol levels under control. BMI is a number calculated based on a person's height and weight. A healthy BMI is between 18.5–24.9, more than 25 is overweight, and 30 or greater is considered obese.
    -Alan Rozanski, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt
  5. Don't smoke
    Cigarette smoke narrows and damages the arteries of the body. Tobacco smoking can lead to the extra buildup of cholesterol inside or lining the body's arteries, so it is important that you do not smoke or stop smoking.
    -Barry L. Huppert, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.


September 2014

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Reopens its Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU)

NEW YORK (September 18, 2014) Mount Sinai Beth Israel has reopened its newly renovated Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU).

The new, state-of-the-art, 10-bed unit, located on the first floor of the Silver Building at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, has been renovated with the latest advanced technology and modernized construction updates, including new ceilings, flooring, and ambient lighting.

Both Dr. Puskas and Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, will lead the CSICU.


June 2014



Please join our team, “Healthy Hearts,” for the AHA Heart Walk and raise funds for an incredibly important cause near and dear to our hearts. 

We will be walking at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, June 18th rain or shine. 

The starting location is Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center).

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

This year, more than 1 million walkers will participate in nearly 340 events. When you join Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in hundreds of cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives! Walk (or run) with friends, family, coworkers or strangers you'll bond with along the way. 

Sign up soon. 
There is a $25 fee for walkers and a $35 fee for runners which increase after May 29th. 

To join team “Healthy Hearts” and for more event details follow the link below:


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