Suzanne Steinbaum

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is a cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. Her passion began when she was told, “There is no such thing as women and heart disease,” while she was observing women patients being misdiagnosed and mistreated. She is director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital In New York City. Previously, she was director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill, also in New York City. Author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, she has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease and named to New York magazine’s prestigious Best Doctors list. Dr. Steinbaum is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and a national spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and a chairperson of the Go Red for Women in New York City. She is on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association. Dr. Suzanne’s motto for life balance, success, healing and ultimate happiness is simply “living from the heart.” Learn more at her website at and on Facebook and Twitter.

At the Heart of It All

Let Yourself Ask for Help—You’ll Be Happier and Healthier

Why is it so hard to ask for help? It’s time to get past the self-imposed stigma, and talk to your “posse.”

At the Heart of It All

Planning for Change: How to Make Transitions Easier

Life is about change. But what do we do with the debilitating fear that can come along with it? Read here about the tools to help you through.

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It’s Time to Lower Your Stress—The Not-So-Silent Killer

When it comes to stress, it is critical to look at both what stresses us out and what de-stresses us…so we can combat this chronic threat to our health.

The Advocator

Total Cholesterol Over 200? You May Not Need a Statin.

The subject of statins and cholesterol is a super-complicated one. And your doctor probably doesn't have time for super-complicated. In-a-rush…

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Heart Disease in Women: A New Paradigm for Prevention & Treatment

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—yet this is largely preventable! Women: You can take charge of your heart health.

At the Heart of It All

The Best Health Care is Self Care

There is one thing you can do in the face of unpredictability in both health care and life itself: Protect your own physical and mental health.

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Finding Your Purpose: The Key to Less Stress, Better Health

Your best ammunition against unexpected or unwanted change is how you choose to perceive it. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum tells why knowing your purpose is key.

Women's Health

Meet the Expert: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

In this video, Bottom Line Inc President Sarah Hiner introduces noted cardiologist and women’s health expert, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD.


Stress and Heart Health

Women are under a tremendous amount of stress every day. But they often ignore the symptoms of this stress, even as it negatively affects their health.

Health Care Providers

Take Charge of Your Medical Records

It is important to assemble a team of docs involved in all of your medical care, but the challenge is getting the team to talk with each other about them.

At the Heart of It All

What Makes You Happy? Menopause Changes That, Too

Hormones really do change how you feel. Once estrogen fades away, so does that impulse towards sacrifice. It’s time to focus on yourself!


Broken-Heart Syndrome

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, discusses broken-heart syndrome... what it is and how it can affect your heart health.


High Intensity Interval Training and Heart Health

Is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)—intervals of high-intensity exercise followed by two minutes of moderate exercise— too good to be true?


Diabetes and Women’s Heart Health

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, discusses the risk factors for diabetes, particularly those that affect women’s heart health.


Women and Stroke Risk

Most people think of stroke as an older person’s condition, but many younger women may be at risk of having a stroke—and not even know it.


Obvious and Subtle Signs of a Stroke

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, details the obvious signs of a stroke as well as the more subtle signs that are often overlooked.

Women's Health

Blood Pressure Medications and Pregnancy

When it comes to blood pressure medication, there are many options. So how does a woman know which medication is right for her?


Diet Instead of Statins

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, discusses dietary changes patients can make so they won’t have to depend on statin drugs to keep their heart healthy.


Statin Drugs and Heart Health

In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, discusses the current thinking on the use of statin drugs to treat heart disease.


Choosing a Cardiologist

Anyone with a family history of heart issues should see a cardiologist. In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, explains how to choose the right one.