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Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, is chief of Cardiology at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the cardiology programs both at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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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…

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 the Winter Holidays Can Impact Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
December 24, 2018

The holidays offer us time with friends and family, and sometimes even vacations from work. But one thing we have…

How the flu can increase heart attack risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 16, 2018

Each year, up to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, resulting in over 130,000 hospitalizations—in fact, about 200,000 in…

Are health and fitness apps the future of heart care?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 21, 2018

A patient recently told me she was working to improve her fitness and had noticed unusual spikes in her heart…

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…