From angry to eager: Tools to manage the emotions involved with getting an LVAD

by Tonya Elliott, MSN, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 16, 2018

When patients find out they need a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat their advanced heart failure, they go…

Celebrated Physician: Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
February 16, 2018

Like so many other physicians, Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, has never outgrown his childhood fascination with the many complexities of the…

Why many adults over age 50 need statins—even if they’re ‘healthy’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 14, 2018

The U.S. population is trending older, and as we age, our risk for heart disease increases. We’re on the verge…

Young women are at risk for this type of heart attack

by Harjit K. Chahal, MD, cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 12, 2018

Most heart attacks occur when cholesterol buildup, or plaque, blocks an artery and restricts blood flow. But a certain type…

Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 07, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that something as serious as a heart attack could go unnoticed. But as many as 1…

Could doctors have prevented Jack Pearson’s heart attack on ‘This Is Us’?

by Jeffrey W. Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center
February 06, 2018

The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S….