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