High-Risk Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Clinic Empowers Women to Healthier Pregnancies

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Cardiovascular disease is estimated to be present in 1-3 percent of pregnancies, and the incidence is increasing. As a cardiologist who has a special interest in pregnant women with cardiovascular disease, and as a mother of twins, Colleen Harrington, MD, FACC, is challenged academically and emotionally in treating these patients.

In a recent Cardiology article, Harrington describes how she and her colleagues established a high-risk pregnancy and cardiovascular clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

"By creating our clinic, we are indeed empowering these women to have healthy pregnancies and optimally manage their risk and short and long-term cardiovascular outcomes," Harrington writes. Read more.

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