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Heart Health Lecture Series

NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease hosts free educational events throughout the year through our Heart Health Lecture Series. Launched in 2015 under the direction of Dr. Dennis A. Goodman, this patient education initiative focuses on helping you take control of your heart health and work toward a healthier future.

Our lectures cover topics such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, obesity, and stress. The series also highlights the latest information related to the conditions that increase cardiovascular disease risk such as diabetes, certain autoimmune conditions, thrombotic disorders, and high blood pressure. A question and answer session follows each lecture.

Upcoming Heart Healthy Lectures

For more information about these and other upcoming programs, or to RSVP, please call 646-501-2190 or email

Cholesterol Update: New Targets and Treatments

Join cardiologist Dr. Howard Weintraub to learn the latest information about cholesterol levels and your health. Dr. Weintraub explains how low your low-density lipoprotein, also known as LDL or “bad” cholesterol, should be. He also discusses proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) therapies and why many experts call PCSK9 inhibitors a game changer in cholesterol treatment.

Topics also include what cholesterol is and what causes high cholesterol, what the current guideline recommendations are for blood cholesterol levels, and the difference between statin and PCSK9 therapies and who should take these therapies.

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Science Building, SB 103 Conference Room

Is Knowing Your Genetics Right for You?

Join NYU Langone’s John G. Pappas, MD, to learn about the current status of genetic testing in the fields of cardiology and oncology and what the future of genetic testing may hold. Topics include who should be tested; the best ways to test genes; and the actionable genetic tests that may change patient care.

Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B

Watch Our Previous Lectures

Select Heart Health Lectures can be viewed on NYU Langone’s YouTube channel. Visit our Heart Health Lecture Series playlist to view our lecture video library and to check for new content.

Examples of our lectures include the following:

Register for Information and Updates

Prevention Pulse, the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease newsletter, provides information on important topics in heart health as well as recipes, event information, program updates, and the latest clinical and scientific research news. To subscribe to our quarterly digital newsletter and receive Heart Health Lecture Series announcements, please send your name and email address to

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