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THA Webinar | Reducing Maternal Mortality: Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy

August 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Hypertension and cardiovascular disease during pregnancy are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Tennessee and across the nation. Early recognition and treatment can prevent long-term complications and save the lives of both mothers and their babies. Join Connie Graves, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist on Thursday, August 13th at 11:00 am CST, as she presents on the warning signs, treatment, and impact that hypertension and cardiovascular disease in pregnancy have on maternal morbidity and mortality.

Dr. Graves has been instrumental in the formation of the Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review Committee, serves as the project leader for the maternal section of TIPCQ (Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care), and is a member of the CDC’s committee on bias in maternal mortality. In 2012, Dr. Graves, along with Dr. Stacy Davis, cardiologist, created the Collaborative Perinatal Cardiac Center, a joint venture between Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine and St. Thomas Health, one of the first in the nation to address maternal heart care from the preconception period through postpartum care with a focus on long-term preservation.

Registration is free but required. For more information, contact Jackie Moreland.