February is American Heart Month. And many of us have probably heard about “Go Red for Women.” These national campaigns have been highly successful over the last decade in raising awareness about heart disease in men and women.
Yet heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the U.S., with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. And did you also know that ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease?
Protect your heart by learning what you can do now to prevent cardiovascular disease from developing. One of Central New York’s leading board-certified cardiologists — Matthew Gorman, MD, — will join hosts Chris Brandolino and Kaylea Nixon on WSYR TV9’s Bridge Street Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., to talk heart health.
A member of Cardiology, PC, Dr. Gorman is affiliated with Crouse Hospital’s Chest Pain Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency.