Heart To Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health Throughout Your Life

Heart To Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health Throughout Your Life
October 18, 2021
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Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States? Far too many women think of heart disease as a man’s issue — but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, risk factors in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, peripartum cardiomyopathy and preterm birth, along with autoimmune and other chronic diseases, can impact your heart health throughout your life.

Hear from leading experts about your risk factors, how to talk to your healthcare provider and the lifestyle choices you can make right now to keep your heart healthy as you age.


Nieca Goldberg, M.D., Medical Director Atria New York City and Clinical Associate Professor NYU Grossman School of Medicine


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

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