a woman in a red sweater makes a heart with her hands
a woman in a red sweater makes a heart with her hands
a woman in a red sweater makes a heart with her hands

Go Red for Women: Red Chair Series

Featured Experts:

The American Heart Association of the Greater Maryland Region

Red Chair Series | Monica Mukherjee

Associate Director of Echocardiography for the Johns Hopkins Health System, Director of Echocardiography at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and adult cardiologist Dr. Monica Mukherjee shares her expertise in ischemic heart disease with host Dr. Lisa Ishii. Dr. Mukherjee explains the spectrum of ischemic heart disease (including MINOCA, INOCA and ANOCA), the varying ways in which it can present, and how it may affect women differently than men.

Red Chair Series | Kavita Sharma

Dr. Kavita Sharma, director of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at Johns Hopkins, discusses her clinical expertise with host Dr. Lisa Ishii. Dr. Sharma explains heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a specific type of heart failure that is often underrecognized and underdiagnosed in women. She provides tips for reducing risk, treatment options and recent advancements that are changing the landscape for patients.

Red Chair Series | Elizabeth Ratchford

Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine Dr. Elizabeth Ratchford shares her expertise in the noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases with host Dr. Lisa Ishii. She reviews several vascular conditions that are more prevalent in women than men, and how some of the signs and symptoms may present differently.

Red Chair Series | Wendy Post

Johns Hopkins cardiologist Wendy Post discusses her research and clinical practice in preventive cardiology with host Dr. Lisa Ishii, senior vice president of operations for the Johns Hopkins Health System and a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Post shares how genetics can help predict risk for cardiovascular disease, along with effective ways to reduce heart disease through early screenings and proven therapies.

Go Red for Women l Red Chair Series with Dr. Erin Michos

Dr. Erin Michos, associate director of Preventive Cardiology and director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research at The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center, shares her expertise with host Jennifer Nickoles. In her clinical practice, alongside prevention, Dr. Michos is also passionate about cardio-obstetrics: the intersection between cardiovascular disease and pregnancy. She gives insight on this important collaboration and explains how pregnancy can sometimes unmask or exacerbate existing heart conditions. Dr. Michos' research largely focuses on risk factors that specifically affect women, and notes the fastest-growing rate of heart disease currently is in middle-age women.

Go Red for Women | Red Chair Series with Dr. Joban Vaishnav

Jennifer Nickoles is joined by Dr. Joban Vaishnav, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist at Johns Hopkins. As Director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Amyloidosis Center, Dr. Vaishnav shares the symptoms and risk factors of this specific type of heart failure. Women are subject to certain disparities unique to heart failure, including being prone to developing certain types. Dr. Vaishnav expresses her excitement about the future of this field, with recent advances in diagnosing and more effective treatments on the horizon for heart failure patients.

Go Red for Women l Red Chair Series with Dr. Nino Isakadze

Johns Hopkins Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, Nino Isakadze, and Jennifer Nickoles, Interim President of Bayview Medical Center, discuss the most common heart arrhythmia: atrial fibrillation. While risk factors for atrial fibrillation are the same for everyone, women may be less likely to receive the guideline-directed care needed to treat this condition. Dr. Isakadze shares insight into this condition, as well as advice on advocating for yourself when experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia.

Go Red for Women | Red Chair Series with Dr. Francoise Marvel

Johns Hopkins cardiologists Stacy Fisher and Francoise Marvel talk about Marvel’s work and how new technologies can make health care and medicine more personalized. Marvel also offers advice for people interested in a health care career.

Go Red for Women | Red Chair Series with Dr. Jennifer Lawton

Johns Hopkins cardiologist Stacy Fisher and cardiac surgeon Jennifer Lawton discuss heart disease in women, including the importance of knowing the risk for developing cardiovascular disease over a lifetime and the unique heart disease risk factors for women. Lawton also shares why she wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon and offers advice for future surgeons.

Go Red for Women | Red Chair Series with Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Johns Hopkins cardiologist Stacy Fisher and cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah discuss the importance of physicians building trust with their patients, the barriers that can block that trust and the significant impact on patient care.

The American Heart Association of the Greater Washington, D.C., Region

Red Chair Series | Marti Bailey

The role of women as caregivers, stress management and its connection to the heart. Featuring: Marti Bailey, interim director, Government and Community Affairs, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Red Chair Series | Dr. Erica Richards

A discussion on the connection between the mind and the body, our mental health and our physical health, and specifically, our heart health. Featuring: Erica Richards, M.D., Ph.D., chair and medical director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Red Chair Series | Dr. Rita Driggers

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms. Featuring: Rita Driggers, M.D., medical director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Red Chair Series | Dr. Virginia Colliver

Understand your numbers and the real risk of high blood pressure. Featuring: Virginia Colliver, M.D., cardiologist, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians – Heart Care.

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