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Healthy Heart: Conversation with a Cardiologist

In recognition of American Heart Health Month, cardiologist Duane Bryan, MD, FACC shares important information about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

NYACK, N.Y., February 8, 2024 ― One person dies every 33 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease, which refers to several types of heart conditions, is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Montefiore Nyack Hospital will host a free and informative online presentation via Zoom on healthy heart tips to help you live a better and longer life on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Panelists will include Duane Bryan, MD, FACC, a cardiologist with Highland Medical Advanced Cardiovascular Care and Chief Medical Director of Nuclear Cardiology at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, and Sandra J. Arévalo Valencia, MPH, RDN, CDN, CDE, CLC, FADA, Director of Community Health & Wellness at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

To register, visit For more information, call the Community Health & Wellness Department at 845-348-2004.

About Highland Medical 

Highland Medical is a comprehensive network of medical practices staffed by some of the area’s finest physicians who offer high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care and who are affiliated with Montefiore Nyack Hospital.  Practices include primary care; family practice medicine; breast and women’s health; cardiology; gynecologic oncology; endocrinology; hematology/oncology; nephrology; neurology; obstetrics/gynecology; pulmonary and surgery. To learn more, visit