About the author

Deirdre Mattina, M.D.

Contributor since February 03, 2016 16 Posts
Deirdre Mattina, M.D.

Deirdre Mattina, M.D., is a senior staff cardiologist at Henry Ford Hospital and director of the Henry Ford Women’s Heart Center. She began her medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School and went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Columbia University in New York City and, finally, her Cardiology Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Mattina is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. While she cares for patients with all types of cardiac conditions and risk factors, she has a special interest in preventive cardiology, women’s health and healthcare disparities.

varicose veins
50808

Are Varicose Veins A Sign Of Heart Risk?

: Even though varicose veins are mostly a cosmetic nuisance, these 5 strategies (many of which also happen to be good for the heart) can help minimize t...

pregnancy complications
3941

Pregnancy Complications: A Risk Factor For Heart Disease?

: Research suggests pregnancy complications are an early sign of heart disease, putting these women at 7 times the risk for problems later in life.

HRT and heart disease
3789

Hormone Replacement Therapy And Heart Disease Risk

: Women seeking relief from menopause symptoms may worry how hormone replacement therapy can affect heart risk. We look at HRT and other options.

older couple in raincoats
3148

Why Heart Health Is Important If You Have Breast Cancer

: Breast cancer treatment may overtax the heart so it's important to maintain heart health before, during and after treatment. A cardiologist explains.

couple drinking coffee
6608

The Truth About Using Statins

: Changes in guidelines surrounding statins have lead to some confusion. A cardiologist sets the record straight regarding six common beliefs about stat...

on scale
24113

The Link Between Your Weight And Your Monthly Cycle

: Obesity exposes women to many dangers beyond heart disease and diabetes. It also can lead to irregular or heavy periods -- and serious cancer risks.

woman stressing
3052

In Women, Less Stress Means A Happier Heart

: A women's heart health expert shares the connection between stress and heart disease, and gives tips for combating stress in daily life.

Page 2 of 2 | Results 10 - 16 of 16