Cardiovascular Health for Women

The Women's Cardiovascular Health Program specializes in the unique cardiac health needs of women.


Overview

The Women's Cardiovascular Program at BIDMC was launched to address the specific heart health needs of women. Our team of female cardiologists specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of cardiac concerns and conditions including arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), cardiomyopathies, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disorders and congenital heart disease. We work closely with women at all stages of their lives, with an emphasis on preventative cardiology.

We also collaborate with our colleagues in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology to care for patients with cardiac disease during pregnancy, and offer pre-conception cardiac counseling to high-risk obstetric patients. Our doctors also provide specialized care for patients with cancer, who are at elevated risk of developing cardiac complications from cancer treatments.

Program Goals

The goals of the Women's Cardiovascular Program include evaluation and management of:

  • Cardiovascular risk factors in women
  • Treatment of heart disease in women, including:
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Valvular heart disease
    • Arrhythmias
  • Pre-pregnancy risk evaluation
  • Care of the pregnant woman with established cardiac disease
  • Cardiovascular disease resulting from cancer treatment for various malignancies

Program Director

Loryn Feinberg, MD, is the Director of the Women's Cardiovascular Program at the BIDMC. Her areas of focus include:

  • Women and coronary heart disease
  • Pregnancy and cardiovascular disease including congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac complications of cancer and its therapies

About Loryn S. Feinberg, MD

Loryn Feinberg, MDDr. Loryn Feinberg specializes in advanced imaging modalities of the heart, which includes the interpretation of echocardiograms, stress tests, and cardiac MRIs. Dr. Feinberg received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and chief residency training. She received her sub-specialty cardiovascular fellowship training and training in cardiovascular imaging at Beth Israel Hospital Medical Center in Boston and joined the cardiology staff at Beth Israel Medical Center in 2006.

Dr. Feinberg is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. She is also a Boston board member of the American Heart Association. Her clinical areas of interest include the evaluation and treatment of women with a wide range of cardiac conditions, pre-conception counseling and managing pregnant women with complex cardiovascular disease, and caring for patients with cardiac complications of cancer and its therapies.

Meet the Team

Loryn S. Feinberg, MD

Director, Women's Cardiovascular Health; Cardio-Oncology

Anne-Marie Anagnostopoulos, MD

Anne-Marie Anagnostopoulos, MD

General Cardiology

Aarti H. Asnani, MD

General Cardiology; Director, Cardio-Oncology

Airley E. Fish, MD, MPH

General Cardiology

Shweta R. Motiwala, MD

Shweta R. Motiwala, MD

General Cardiology; Advanced Heart Failure

Marie-France Poulin, MD

Associate Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services; Interventional Cardiology

Keri. M. Shafer

Keri M. Shafer, MD

General Cardiology

Connie Tsao, MD

General Cardiology

Francine K. Welty, MD, PhD

General Cardiology

Meghan York, MD

General Cardiology