Why a Good Night’s Sleep Might Be Critical to Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 15, 2019

Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S.—so plenty of traditional prevention tips exist, ranging from the…

Are Female Doctors Better at Treating Heart Attacks in Women?

by Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 14, 2019

The world of medicine has historically been dominated by men. But an August 2018 study published in the Proceedings of…

Diastolic Heart Failure Makes Up Two-Thirds of Heart Failure Cases—Here’s How We Treat it

by Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 12, 2019

Relaxing is an important part of life—even for the heart. When the heart has trouble relaxing between beats, the left…

Celebrated Physician: Sanna Ronkainen, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
February 08, 2019

Good physicians learn a great about their patients’ condition through observation, and skin is often the most revealing attribute of…

How Calcium Helps Identify Heart Disease Risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 05, 2019

Artery buildups serve as silent danger signs of a heart attack, and one of the buildups we look for the…

How New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments Revolutionize Patient Care

by Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, Rheumatologist
January 29, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects peripheral joints (typically the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, feet, and…