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Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute

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

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The Truth About Blood Pressure, Heart Health and Coronavirus

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
June 02, 2020

When the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in the United States, the medical community warned that patients with…

Protect Yourself From High Blood Pressure With Good Sleep

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
April 27, 2020

Most people recognize the lifestyle problems that can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels: smoking, being overweight or inactive, too…

Should I Take My Blood Pressure Medication at Night?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
March 05, 2020

Doctors often suggest taking daily medication in the morning, as part of your start-the-day routine. A recent study, however, suggests…

How to Choose a Heart Specialist

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
February 26, 2020

Most primary care physicians do an excellent job of managing common risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol…

The Beat Goes On: Exciting Heart Health Advances to Anticipate in the 2020s

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
February 11, 2020

Cardiovascular medicine has been changing at an incredible pace over the past 25 years. But the 2020s may prove to…

Can Breakfast Help Protect the Heart? New Study Says Yes

by Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian, Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
August 02, 2019

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”…