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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…

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…

100 Years in the Making: How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics
January 22, 2019

When the first minimally invasive surgery—also called laparoscopic surgery—was performed in the early 1900s, a surgeon would use a hollow…

Total Joint Revision: A Second Lease on Life

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
January 15, 2019

Total joint replacement, comprised of hip or knee replacements, is one of the most common surgical procedures in the U.S….