A life-changing, plant-based diet is the underlying success story of Montefiore Einstein’s Advanced Care–Manhattan West’s revolutionary Cardiac Wellness Program.
The Cardiac Wellness Program, which has inspired similar programs at major hospitals across the country, features a personalized, nutrition-centered approach. Encouraging a whole food and plant-based lifestyle, the goal of the program is to improve heart health and prevent heart disease, along with a range of other serious health issues, including erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care–Manhattan West’s convenient location across the street from Penn Station and the adjoining Moynihan Train Hall makes the program easily accessible for Manhattanites and commuters.
Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, Director, Preventive Cardiology, Montefiore Einstein, and Professor, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, founded the Cardiac Wellness Program after seeing how adopting a plant-based diet vastly improved his patients’ lives—even when they only removed some but not all animal products.