Live Fierce. Go Red sponsored by Northwell Health

Red Chair Series

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The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. We believe the more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. That’s why we are partnering with Northwell Health for this special video series educating women on how to be heart healthy. With a collective message to “reclaim their rhythm” this series will bring together powerful women leaders from the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health to “raise health” for all. It is our pleasure to bring you the Red Chair Series:

Season 3

Episode 1: Focus on Black Maternal Health Before, During and After Pregnancy

Welcome to Season 3 of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health! This is a special episode that celebrates both American Heart Month and Black History Month by inviting Dr. Dawnette Lewis and Dr. Catherine Weinberg to raise awareness about the disparities that impact Black women before, during and after pregnancy.

American Heart Month 2024:

FOX 5: Dr. Grayver and 2 students from the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management lead a National Wear Red Day Hands-Only CPR demonstration

CBS 2: Long Island woman offers cautionary tale after dismissing heart disease symptoms

Red Chair Series Season 2

Episode 1: What Every Woman Should Know About Nutrition and Heart Health

Welcome to Season 2 of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health. In this episode, Registered Dietician Amy Rosenfeld discusses the link between nutrition and women’s heart health, just in time for National Nutrition Month!

Episode 2: What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health and Pregnancy

In the second installment of the NYC Red Chair Series Season 2 presented by Northwell Health, Dr. Stephanie McNally, OB-GYN discusses how to prevent and treat the leading cause of maternal death in the US, cardiovascular disease. She offers her insight into how organizations and institutions like the American Heart Association and Northwell Health can help improve women’s maternal health.

Episode 3: La Comunidad Latina y la Salud Cardiovascular

Para ver este video en español con subtítulos en español, haz clic aquí.
In this special episode of the NYC Red Chair Series Season 2 presented by Northwell Health, we are joined by cardiologist Dr. Maria Avila as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. For the first time in this series’ history, this episode is in Spanish (with English subtitles) and focuses specifically on the health of the Latino community.

Episode 4: What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health Research

In the fourth installment of the NYC Red Chair Series Season 2 presented by Northwell Health, Karina Davidson, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research, discusses why it’s crucial to include more women in health research, how her field has evolved during the course of her career and what the future of women’s heart health research might look like.


American Heart Month 2023:

CBS 2: Young woman shares how doctors saved her life with CPR after she went into cardiac arrest at New York City restaurant

A family’s annual trip to the Big Apple forever changed a young woman’s life when she went into cardiac arrest minutes after sitting down for dinner in the Theater District. Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of cardiovascular prevention at Northwell Health, says learning CPR is simple.

FOX 5: Dr. Grayver and 3 heart survivors celebrate National Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association celebrated National Wear Red Day by sharing three powerful survivor stories ( Dina Pinelli, Margarita Pineiro and Brittany Williams) on Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto and Bianca Peters. Thank you to Dr. Evelina Grayver from Northwell Health for serving as our volunteer medical expert.

CBS 2: Westchester County woman raising awareness about heart disease and stroke: “It can happen to anybody”

A Westchester woman is raising awareness about heart disease after facing an emergency condition that sent her to the emergency room. She suffered a “spontaneous coronary artery dissection.”
“A syndrome more common in women, particularly women in their 40s and 50s, and you may not have traditional risk factors leading up to that event,” said Dr. Rachel-Maria Brown Talaska, director of inpatient cardiology at Lennox Hill Hospital.

CBS 2 #BetterTogether Valentine’s Day Takeover

Red Chair Series: Season 1

Episode 1: What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease with Dr. Eugenia Gianos

Welcome to the first installment of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health. In this episode we are joined by Dr. Eugenia Gianos to give us an overview of what every woman should know about heart disease .

Episode 2: What Every Woman Should Know: Where Cardiology and OB Meet with Dr. Evelina Grayver

In the second installment of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health, Dr. Evelina Grayver talks about the connection between maternal health and cardiovascular health. Surprisingly, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in new mothers in the U.S.

Episode 3: What Every Woman Should Know: The Doctor-Patient Relationship with Dr. Jennifer Mieres

Welcome to episode three of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health. In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Mieres shares tips for how to be a good patient. And, she explains how the doctor-patient relationship is built on trust, communication and mutual respect.

Episode 4: What Every Woman Should Know About the Mind-Body Connection with Dr. Stacey E. Rosen

Welcome to Episode 4 of the NYC Red Chair Series presented by Northwell Health. In this episode, Dr. Stacey E. Rosen, discusses the connection between mental wellbeing and cardiovascular health. She explains how our lifestyle can help us prevent and manage stress.

Other News from Live Fierce. Go Red sponsored by Northwell Health:

New York: American Heart Association, Northwell Health Combine Forces to Combat Heart Disease, Women’s No. 1 Health Threat

Stacey E. Rosen, M.D., senior vice president of women’s health at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Northwell Health and member of the American Heart Association Eastern States Board of Directors.

An important fact we all need to understand is cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year claiming more women’s lives than all forms of cancer combined. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

The American Heart Association in New York City, Westchester and Long Island is proud to announce an expanded relationship with Northwell Health designed to address cardiovascular health and the unique issues facing women. The sponsorship will continue to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 health threat for women, empower women to take action on their health, and continue to help remove the barriers women face in order to achieve good health. Why? Because losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is one too many.

“Women, especially Black and Hispanic women, are disproportionally impacted by heart disease and stroke, and research shows that heart attacks are on the rise in younger women. Yet, younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware of their greatest health threat or know that 80 percent of heart disease is preventable.” said Stacey E. Rosen, M.D., senior vice president of women’s health at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Northwell Health and member of the American Heart Association Eastern States Board of Directors. “Knowledge is power. That’s why it’s important that Northwell Health and the American Heart Association collaborate to elevate the risk of heart disease and ignite women to take charge of their heart health.”

Read the full announcement here.

American Heart Month 2022:

CBSN: Dr. Rachel-Maria Brown Talaska Highlights Heart Disease Rates For African Americans, Disparities In Medical Care

The American Heart Association says the rate of high blood pressure for African Americans is one of the highest in the world. CBS2’s Elise Finch spoke to Dr. Rachel-Maria Brown Talaska, a health ambassador with the Heart Association and the director of in-patient cardiac services at Lenox Hill Hospital, about these issues. Watch the full interview.

FOX 5: Dr. Rosen and heart patient Maura celebrate National Wear Red Day

CBS 2: Mother Recalls Receiving Shocking Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis At Young Age

On Friday, February 4, 2022, women across the nation are wearing red to draw attention to a deadly disease — cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women. CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff spoke with one young mother who never imagined she was at risk.

“Like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” said Cassidy Hayes, of Garden City.

Dr. Grayver says the case is rare but underscores the warning to women on this National Wear Red Day — be aware of the body’s warning signs of cardiovascular disease, responsible for one in three women’s deaths. Watch the full interview.

Univision 41: ¿Has sentido alguna vez que una persona o situación en particular te rompió el corazón?

WPIX 11: Northwell doctor on heart disease in women

Friday, Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day, which is a signature initiative of the American Heart Association. The movement aims to raise awareness on heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

Dr. Rachel-Maria Brown Talaska, director of inpatient cardiac services at Lenox Hill Hospital, joined the PIX11 Morning News to talk about how heart disease affects women differently from men.

Watch the full interview here.

January 31, 2022: Snowstorm Causes Uptick in Heart Attacks

Dr. Evelina Grayver, the Director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit at North Shore University Hospital, said she treated seven patients this weekend who suffered massive heart attacks while shoveling.

Watch the full interview here.

February 16, 2022: Long Island Day of Wellness: Take a Break at Lunch and Learn the Importance of Nutrition Sponsored by Northwell Health

February 16, 2022: Westchester Go Red for Women: Heart to Heart sponsored by Northwell Health

February 26, 2022: Black Women And Heart Health NBC News 4 NY 

March 8, 2022: International Women’s Day Webinar
Reclaim and Unite: Women Making An Impact

March 24, 2022: Dr. Evelina Grayver weighs in on alarming spike in heart disease

Cardiologist Dr. Evelina Grayver weighs in on a ‘Red Flag Warning’ that shows an alarming spike in heart attacks and strokes during the pandemic.

Watch the full interview here.

June 21, 2022: Summer of Health: 6 Weeks to a Healthier Heart

Summer is here and we’re hosting an inspiring conversation with Dr. Stacey Rosen and Registered Dietitian Marissa Licata from Northwell Health, co-authors of a new book about women’s heart health, Heart Smarter for Women: Six Weeks to a Healthier Heart, to talk about ways to take control of your health this season! Let’s live fierce and raise health together!