WASHINGTON, March 12, 2020

“Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and preeclampsia all impact cardiovascular health,” said Kecia Gaither, MD, a member of ABC’s Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee and Director, Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine, NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln in Bronx, NY.  “Preventative care, addressing these co-morbidities in the preconceptual, as well as post partum period, can do much to obviate the cycle of adverse perinatal outcomes among women of color.”

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