Noted cardiologists, Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, and Stacey E. Rosen, MD, launch Heart Smart For Women; Six S.T.E.P.S. ; a new book that demystifies the science, biology and statistics surrounding heart disease while providing a user-friendly program for successful heart-healthy living. To Heart- Healthy Living
Despite the abundance of public awareness campaigns, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke and cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. Heart Smart For Women addresses the urgent need for women to assess their risk of heart disease and translate knowledge into action with sustainable approaches for preventing, minimizing and reversing heart disease.
“Being knowledgeable about heart disease is not enough. It is time for women to translate their knowledge into action. Only then will we really see the needle start to move. It’s time for a new call to action,” states Dr. Mieres. “Dr. Rosen and I designed this user-friendly program to advance a heart smart movement based on published research as well as on real life stories from our patients. It is designed to inspire and empower women to make small lifestyle changes that will sustain a heart-smart life.”
While women are eager to change their lifestyles, most don’t know where to begin. Heart Smart For Womenprovides a practical step-by-step program to help women of all ages put the research and physician’s guidance into action. The book provides readers with comprehensive insight on the workings of the heart while demystifying the science, risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Backed by expert research and real-life physician/patient stories, the book is a lifestyle tool stocked with effective guidance on diet, sleep, stress, strength and flexibly exercises, physician partnership and other critical factors for a heart-healthy life.
With a combined 50 years of medical experience in the field of cardiology, Drs. Mieres and Rosen have seen first-hand the damaging effects of lifestyle choices affecting women of all generations, ethnicities and geographies. “This book was inspired by the thousands of incredible women we have treated as patients or met at lectures and health screenings,” states Dr. Rosen. “We know our program works and will enable women to translate the knowledge of heart disease into an actionable plan that will put them on the road to heart-healthy living.”
In connection with Heart Smart for Women, the authors have also launched the Get Heart Smart for Womencampaign; a call to action for women to take the first steps towards translating their knowledge into action.
Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S. Amazon.com. For more information on the Get Heart Smart For Women campaign, visit heartsmartmovement.com. Proceeds benefit the ongoing work at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health (Northwell Health)to Heart-Healthy Living is available at
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, FAHA is a Professor of Cardiology and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Northwell Health.
Stacey E. Rosen, MD, FACC, FAHA is a Professor of Cardiology and the Partners Council Professor of Women’s Health at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Vice President, Women’s Health, Katz Institute for Women’s Health.