CardioNerds Amit Goya and Daniel Ambinder, cardioobstetrics series co-chair Dr. Natalie Stokes, and episode lead Dr. Priya Kothapalli (University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School) discuss pregnancy and coronary artery disease with Dr. Malissa Wood, co-founder and co-director of the Corrigan Woman’s Heart Health center at Massachusetts General Hospital. They discuss the differential diagnosis of chest pain in the pregnant patient, the diagnostic approach and management of acute coronary syndromes in the patient population, and manifestations and management of SCAD in pregnancy. Episode introduction by Dr. Julie Power.
Guest Profiles – Episode 114. Pregnancy Coronary Disease
Dr. Malissa Wood is a cardiologist at MGH, where she is one of the founders and co-director of the Corrigan Woman’s Heart Health center at MGH. She has authored two books “Smart at Heart” and “Thinfluence” and she’s made substantial contributions globally in promoting awareness of gender disparities in cardiovascular disease. She is the incoming chair elect for the ACC board of governors and current Governor of the Massachusetts ACC chapter, and is one of the leading experts in the world of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, or SCAD.
Dr. Priya Kothapalli is a second-year cardiology fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School. Her clinical interests include endothelial dysfunction and vulnerable plaque. She looks forward to advanced training in interventional cardiology.