Su Corazón (The Latino Heart Program)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a growing problem in New York City’s Latino population. To address this issue, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West in Manhattan launched the Su Corazón program. This initiative is led by Dayana Eslava, MD, a skilled cardiologist with special training in CVD prevention. Dr. Eslava is of Latino heritage and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. In addition to her medical expertise, she has a strong understanding of the city’s different Hispanic cultures.

Fostering a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The Su Corazón program seeks to accomplish several goals, including:
  • To raise awareness among Latinos about heart disease risk factors.
  • To promote a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
  • To encourage Hispanics to take a more active role in their healthcare treatment.
  • To offer comprehensive cardiovascular care services to the city’s Latino residents.

To achieve these objectives, Dr. Eslava has been giving talks and providing health screenings at various venues in the Latino community, such as schools, churches and health clubs. If your organization is interested in having Dr. Eslava speak at an event, please contact her at daeslava@chpnet.org. You can also reach her by phone at 212-492-5550 or 212-280-3101.