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Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)

At Saint Mary's Hospital, we run a specialist clinic called MAViS (Manchester Antenatal Vascular Clinic) which is run by Dr Jenny Myers (Consultant Obstetrician with specialist expertise in Maternal Medicine) and a team of specialist midwives.

The clinic is designed to provide additional monitoring, ultrasound scans and support for women with a history of high blood pressure and those at high risk of developing high blood pressure complications during pregnancy. Additional blood pressure measurements (including 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring) are offered to women attending the clinic to ensure that blood pressure medication is optimised. Surveillance of maternal and fetal health is tailored to individual requirements, for the majority of women appointments are offered 2-4 weekly.

Dr Myers runs an active research programme within the Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre and women attending the MAViS clinic are invited to take part in the research studies.

 

Our staff include:

Dr Jenny Myers, Consultant Obstetrician.

Catherine Chmiel, Research/Specialist Midwife.

 

Clinic

Clinics are held in the Clinical Reseach Sutie, 5th Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital every Friday morning.

 

Conditions dealt with:

  • Previous early onset pre-eclampsia.
  • Chronic hypertension.
  • Renal hypertension.
  • Pre-gestational diabetes with evidence of vascular complications (retinopathy, nephropathy).

What is offered to the patient?

  • Antenatal care.
  • Additional ultrasound scans,12-14, 16-18, 22-24, 26-28 weeks.
  • Shared care with Renal Hypertension Antenatal Clinic team.

How do I access the service?

Patients can be referred from antenatal services and the renal hypertension antenatal clinic.

 

Awards

We have received 5 year funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

 

MAViS