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Maria (Maria) Teresa Vivaldi, MD

  • Assistant Physician ,Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Heart disease in women
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiology
  • Preventive cardiology
Medical Education
  • MD, Universidad De Concepcion - Chile
  • Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Maria T. Vivaldi, MD, is a clinical cardiologist and staff physician at the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program and the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care in Boston. Dr Vivaldi completed her fellowship in clinical cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in echocardiography at Mass General. For more than 20 years at Mass General, Dr. Vivaldi has been recognized for her teaching, and has received the Harvard Danforth Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the Pierre Moussa Fellow Award for her interest in cardiovascular research. She is currently the director of education for the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program.

Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Vivaldi has championed and advocated for improved awareness and education of women concerning heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors through her involvement in the American Heart Association's Circle of Red. In her capacity as chair of the Circle of Red, she has worked diligently to support their mission of preventing  and reducing the prevalence of heart disease in women. Dr. Vivaldi is bilingual and has a special interest in cardiac disease in Latino women, and participates in the AHA and has been a faculty member of the Massachusetts Medical Society's lecture series, Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Disease. Additionally, her clinical interests include Women's Heart Disease, Cardiac Ultrasound and Preventive Cardiology.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research interests have included acute coronary syndromesand experimental studies on limiting/reducing infarct size throughpharmacological means, with particular emphasis on drugs that modify myocardialinfarct healing. She also has studied and developed methods to accuratelyquantify the size of myocardial infarcts enabling to measure the influence ofdrugs on collagen formation after myocardial infarction.

Dr Vivaldi's clinical research interest focuses on valvular heartdisease, including long term follow up of mitral valveprolapse assessing different endpoints such as hospitalization, mortality and need for mitral valve surgery. Using echocardiography she has also prospectively studied a population of patients with trace aortic insufficiency to understand the natural history of the disease and determine appropriate clinical interventional points.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

1.- Vivaldi MT, Eyre D, Kloner RA, Schoen,FJ. Effects of methylprednisolone on collagen biosynthesis in healing AMI. Am J Cardiol 1987; 60: 424-425

2.- Vivaldi MT, Kloner RA, Schoen FJ. Triphenyltetrazolium staining of irreversible ischemic injury following coronary artery occlusion in rats. Am J Pathol 1985; 121: 522-530

3.-Padial LR, Oliver A, Vivaldi M, Sagie A, Freitas N, Weyman A, Levine R.Doppler Echo assessment of progression of AR. Am J Cardiol 1997; 80: 306-314

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News & Events

  • Heart smarts

    In recognition of American Heart Month, MGH physicians share their tips for the best ways to "love your heart."

  • Top 5 Things Latinas Should Know About Heart Health

    Maria Vivaldi, MD, director of education at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, discusses the five things latinas should know about heart health.

  • Las Cinco Cosas que las Latinas Deben Saber Sobre la Salud del Corazón

    María Vivaldi, MD, directora de educación en el Programa de Salud Cardiovascular del Hospital General Massachusetts, Corrigan de la Mujer, habla de las cinco cosas que las mujeres latinas deberían saber sobre la salud del corazón.

  • The importance of heart health

    In honor of American Heart Month, the MGH Heart Center hosted a number of events throughout February to raise awareness and educate patients and staff about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • MGH goes red for women's heart health

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 Just in time for Valentine's Day, the MGH Heart Center and Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program brought attention to hearts everywhere by celebrating "Go Red for Women" month with a series of events and activities to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

  • "Go Red for Women" events

    MGH Hotline 1.21.11 The MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program is hosting several events in honor of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" week Feb. 1 through 4.


MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
25 New Chardon Street
Suite 301
Boston MA, 02114-4774
Phone: 617-643-3400617-643-1455
Fax: 617-643-0192

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