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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.

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3 Reasons Menopause Changes Your Blood Pressure

: Menopause causes many changes in a woman's body, including changes in her blood pressure. Learn why menopause affects hypertension and how to manage i...

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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...

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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.

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Daily Aspirin Therapy: The Benefits And Risks

: While taking an occasional aspirin is generally safe, taking one daily comes with serious risks according to new aspirin guidelines. Here are 7 facts ...

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5 Ways A Plant-Based Diet Is Good For Your Heart

: A plant-based diet mean your meals are centered around fresh produce and whole-grain foods. Cardiologist Dr. Deirdre Mattina explains how following th...

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How to Stay Heart Healthy While Pregnant

: Doctors sometimes call pregnancy a woman's first stress test. How well your heart handles the demands of being pregnant are one indicator of future he...

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Making Sense Of The New Blood Pressure Guidelines

: Recently updated blood pressure guidelines mean that now more than 46 percent of American adults are classified as having hypertension. A cardiologist...

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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...

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Why Women Often Ignore Signs Of A Heart Attack

: Women may delay getting help when having a heart attack - partially because the signs are more subtle than expected. Learn about the signs and what to...

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