This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 237


Identifying Risk in Women to Prevent CVD - Frankly Speaking EP 237Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Solid evidence shows that adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) correlate with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. Evidence is also becoming clearer that lactation and breastfeeding may have CV protective benefits as well. Social determinants of health play a significant role in these diseases; facts support that Black, Hispanic and Asian American women suffer from worse pregnancy outcomes than White American women. Join us while we discuss the recent American Heart Association (AHA) guideline update regarding the association of increased risk of CVD and metabolic disease with APOs and what can be done to reduce these risks.

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Release Date: 8/16/2021

Expiration Date: 8/16/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Identify increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women who experience adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) and explore the protective benefits of lactation/breastfeeding 
  • Apply prevention strategies to reduce the risk of CVD in childbearing women 



Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track

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Identifying Risk in Women to Prevent CVD - Frankly Speaking EP 237