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

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman 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…

Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman 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…

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, two leading health groups, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),…

5 ways to help a parent with heart disease

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
August 30, 2017

As more people survive and live longer with heart disease, adult children are increasingly becoming involved in their parent’s health…

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….

Why I think it’s time to make statins available over-the-counter

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 10, 2017

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause and fifth-leading cause of death of adults in the United States, respectively….