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Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School in Ontario, Canada. She held the positions of Chief Internal Medicine and Chief Cardiology Resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She worked on Cape Cod for several years and became involved with the American Heart Association to help found the first Go Red For Women Luncheon there. As a result she was awarded the American Heart Association Physician of the Year Award in 2005.
She joined the Cardiology Division at MGH in 2007 and is currently the Co-Director for the Corrigan Womans Heart Health Program.Dr. Scott also helped establish the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service at MGH and sees women who develop heart disease during pregnancy or pregnant women with pre-existing cardiac conditions.
When Tanisha Torres first visited MGH Cardiology in 2009, she was armed with a long list of handwritten questions. Though Torres jokes it was due in part to “only child syndrome,” she knows those questions stemmed from years of confusion about how best to treat her heart condition.
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.
February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.
MGH Hotline 2.13.09 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more women than the next five leading causes of death combined, yet only 57 percent of women are aware that CVD is their greatest health threat. To help increase awareness, the MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program sponsored several events Feb. 2 through 6, as part of the American Heart Association's national "Go Red for Women" campaign.
Courtney first came to Mass General at the age of 8 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Mass General treated and cured her as child, but the chemotherapies used put her at risk for a weakened heart. When Courtney wanted to start a family, she came back to Mass General and met with specialists who coached her through two pregnancies, ensuring that she remained healthy and also delivered two healthy babies.
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