Cardiovascular Health for Women
The Women's Cardiovascular Health Program specializes in the unique cardiac health needs of women.
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.
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
- Valvular heart disease
- Pre-pregnancy risk evaluation
- Care of the pregnant woman with established cardiac disease
- Cardiovascular disease resulting from cancer treatment for various malignancies
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
About Loryn S. Feinberg, MD
Dr. 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 Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and joined the cardiology staff at BIDMC 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.
Meet the Team
Loryn S. Feinberg, MD
Director, Women's Cardiovascular Health, Cardio-Obstetrics
Anne-Marie Anagnostopoulos, MD, FACC
Aarti H. Asnani, MD
General Cardiology; Director, Cardio-Oncology
Airley E. Fish, MD, MPH
Shweta Motiwala, MD
Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Direct Access Unit; General Cardiology; Advanced Heart Failure
Marie-France Poulin, MD
Associate Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services; Interventional Cardiology
Keri M. Shafer, MD
Connie Tsao, MD
Francine K. Welty, MD, PhD
Meghan York, MD