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

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

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Should I Take My Blood Pressure Medication at Night?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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?”…

Put Down the Diet Soda: How Artificial Sweeteners Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 28, 2019

Drinking diet soda might seem like a good idea, as it contains zero calories. However, drinking two or more artificially…

The Mediterranean Diet: The Best Choice for Heart Health

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 26, 2019

We’ve long known that people who eat a healthy diet—which, from a heart health perspective, is low in fat and…