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Maria Teresa (Maria) Vivaldi, MD

Assistant Physician ,Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Phone: 617-643-3400
Departments
Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Heart Center
  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
Clinical Interests
Heart disease in women
Echocardiography
General cardiology
Preventive cardiology
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Foreign Languages
Spanish
Italian
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyDr Maria T. Vivaldi is Director of Education at the Corrigan's Women's Heart Health Program and staff cardiologist at the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and completed her fellowships in Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Cardiac Ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Vivaldi 's clinical practice is primarily devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of Heart disease in women. Dr Vivaldi is Chair of Health Awareness Committee for the Circle of Red/American Heart Association and enjoys lecturing on Women's Heart Disease. Dr Vivaldi also enjoys teaching and is the recipient of the Harvard-Danford Award in Teaching from Harvard University. Clinical interests include Women's Heart disease, Echocardiography and Preventive Cardiology.

Research

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.

Publications

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

"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 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.

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.

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.

Heart smarts

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

MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
25 New Chardon Street
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-4774

Phone: 617-643-3400
Phone 2: 617-643-1455
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