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The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Long Island Heart Associates Launch New Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease Patients

February 9, 2011

(New York, NY) – The Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates have developed a new service for its patients on Long Island. The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Partnership is a new innovative service launched by The Mount Sinai Hospital with Long Island Heart Associates, one of its affiliate locations, in order to assist in managing patient care for those with diabetes and heart disease. With close to two million New Yorkers diagnosed with diabetes and the inherent relationship to heart disease, this new program provides Long Island residents a location for quality care without having to travel far to receive it.

This program, located in Mineola, ensures that patients are meeting the American Diabetes Association standards of care in order to minimize risks from diabetes. Doctors, educators, and coordinators work together to ensure proper diabetes care and education is accomplished. Patients in the program are screened for an eye examination, podiatric attention, wound development and healing, chronic kidney disease classification and cardiovascular care. The patient will be referred for specific care contingent upon the priority which is established during the assessment. Each person will have a specific plan and any barriers such as misinformation/cultural difference, inability to obtain medication or testing supplies, or dealing with depression will be addressed. Throughout the entire process it is important to note that the patient remains a patient of the primary care physician.

Additional information as well as interviews are available with qualified physicians from Mount Sinai and Long Island Heart Associates and Certified Diabetes Educators along with patients in the program.

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Light the Night Walk

The Long Island Heart Associates and the New York Heart Research Foundation to Participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Light the Night Walk” at Eisenhower Park

October 16, 2009

(Mineola, N.Y.)- Today, Long Island Heart Associates and the New York Heart Research Foundation will participate in the annual “Light the Night Walk” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Melville Chapter.  The walk will take place at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY on October 16, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the walk will commence at 7:30 p.m.).  The fundraiser is a patient focused event in which participants walk during the night holding lighted red and white balloons.  The red balloons represent supporters and the white balloons represent survivors.  Long Island Heart Associates and the New York Heart Research Foundation is lending their support to those who are suffering with Leukemia and/or Lymphoma.

“As one of the largest most influential cardiology groups on Long Island, we are proud to participate in events such as this that give back to the members of our community,” stated Dr. Steven Shayani, Medical Director at Long Island Heart Associates.  “As a fellow non-for-profit specializing in cardiac clinical trials, it is especially important that we lend a hand to organizations that are making the strides that we are,” stated Patty Hodnette Research Coordinator at the New York Heart Research Foundation.

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