NYU Langone doctor: Heart health is a matter of life and death

His advice – eat a healthy diet, be active, get regular checkups and everything in moderation.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2022, 1:00 AM

Updated 824 days ago

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February marks American Heart month – and Dr. Robert Knotts of NYU Langone is reminding New Yorkers to take preventative measures when it comes to heart health.
“It's important to recognize signs and symptoms early,” he told News 12. “Make sure that you are taking care of yourself so that you can be around for your family and friends."
His advice – eat a healthy diet, be active, get regular checkups and everything in moderation.
Michael Candella, 61, told News 12 that he was referred to Knotts after suffering from various health issues, including coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmia.
"Before, it was rapid heartbeat, always out of breath. Having trouble walking,” he said. “Just very uncomfortable with the heart. Feeling it pounding away.”
He credited Knotts with saving his life.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death for men and women across the U.S.


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