Heart to Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health for a Lifetime


Did you know that heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States? Far too many women consider heart disease to be a problem for men – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, pregnancy risk factors like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, peripartum cardiomyopathy, and premature birth, along with autoimmune and other chronic diseases, can affect your heart health for a lifetime.

Hear from leading experts about your risk factors, how to speak to your doctor, and what lifestyle choices you can make to keep your heart healthy as you age.


  • Nieca Goldberg, MD, Medical Director of Atria New York City and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine


  • Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Disparities and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  • Erin Poe Ferranti, Ph.D., MPH, RN, CDCES, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Debora Grandison, Advocate and survivor of heart disease
  • Emily J. Jones, Ph.D., RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA, Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing
  • Judette Louis, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida

This program was created with support from Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb and Novartis


Thank You For Reading!

Reference: www.healthywomen.org

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