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Fact or Fiction? Doctors Debunk Heart Health Myths

Two NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologists address common misconceptions about your heart.

Can a broken heart damage your heart? Does your heart skip a beat when you sneeze? Is drinking red wine good for you?

There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding heart health. In honor of American Heart Month, Health Matters asked two NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologists, Dr. Emmanuel Moustakakis and Dr. Elsa-Grace Giardina, to address common concerns and debunk heart health myths. From the silly to the serious, they shed light on the truth behind the myths and misinformation. They also share the question that patients ask them the most, and their response.

Dr. Elsa-Grace Giardina is director of the Center for Women’s Health in the Division of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and professor of medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Emmanuel Moustakakis is director of the coronary care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.