About Maria Vivaldi, MD

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 Corrigan Minehan Heart Center in Boston. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical school. Dr Vivaldi completed her fellowship in clinical cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in echocardiography at Mass General. For 25 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. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

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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Locations

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit street
Boston, MA 02114
617-643-3400
Fax: 617-726-8383

MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
25 New Chardon Street
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-4774
617-643-3400
Fax: 617-643-0192

Medical Education

  • MD, Universidad De Concepcion - Chile
  • Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Research

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

Dr Vivaldi's clinical research interest focuses on valvular heart disease, including long term follow up of mitral valve prolapse 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

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