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  • For an Appointment

    Contact the Cardiovascular Institute, 401-606-1004.

    Please indicate if you wish 
    be seen at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, 

    146 West River Street, Providence.

    Learn more (PDF) about cardiovascular disease and women.  

  • Cardiovascular Medicine for Women

  • WMC Cardiovascular MedicineOur cardiovascular medicine for women service provides cardiac care in a convenient, comfortable setting dedicated to women’s health. 

    In collaboration with the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals, we understand the unique needs of women in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. 


    What We Treat

    • Abnormal EKG or echocardiogram findings
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congenital heart conditions such as atrial septal or ventricular septal defects 
    • Dysrhythmias
    • Heart murmur
    • Hypertension 
    • Palpitations
    • Shortness of breath
    • Syncope
    • Valvular heart disease
    • And more

    We offer our patients access to the latest treatments and technologies,
    as well as clinical trials. 

    The cardiovascular medicine service is offered at the Women's Medicine Collaborative by Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE and Karen Aspry, MD, MS, ABCL, FACC.

    Our program cares for all women, including pregnant and postpartum women. We are also experienced in treating women with cardiovascular issues who would like preconception counseling.

    For your convenience, echocardiograms are also performed at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.

    More about the Cardiovascular Institute