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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Cardiologists Dr.’s Miriam Fishman and Sherie Khambatta about heart health. The word ‘cardiologist’ evokes an image of a man having a heart attack, but there is much more to the field including many topics relevant for young moms. Pregnant women may experience gestational hypertension, diabetes and cardiomyopathy. Learn how to identify some signs and symptoms of cardiac illnesses and heart disease, and additionally what steps can reduce risk now and in the future. Are the hormones used in IVF associated with heart disease later on in life? How about early menopause, does it increase the chances of heart issues? Answers to these questions and more on this episode of MD for Moms.
Learn more about my guests, Dr.’s Miriam Fishman and Sherie Khambatta:
Dr. Miriam Fishman:
Miriam Fishman is a non-invasive cardiologist based outside of Washington, DC. She sees and treats a wide variety of cardiac conditions, ranging from hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and valvular disease, with a specific interest in prevention and women’s health. After college at Yale University, medical school at New York University and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Miriam returned to her native Washington, DC for her fellowship in cardiology. She is board certified in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. When she is not working, she is busy with her husband and two sons, ages 6 and 3, and trying to practice her own advice to stay fit in her free time!
Dr. Sherie Khambatta:
Sherie Khambatta is an interventional cardiologist in Detroit, MI. She went to medical school in Des Moines Iowa, then did her residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She then returned to her family in Michigan and did a fellowship in Cardiology followed by further training in Interventional Cardiology at St John Hospital in Detroit, MI. She is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She treats patients with a variety of cardiac conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure and arrhythmias. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her young children ages 8 and 5.