Healthy Living

LVADs: Giving Back What Heart Disease Has Taken Away

by Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program
March 09, 2020

Patients often ask what a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) can do for them. Medically, the answer is that this implantable…

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…

Young Adults: Here’s How to Identify and Reduce Heart Disease Risk

by Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist
March 02, 2020

Most of the time, when we talk to patients about dealing with their risk for heart disease, we’re speaking to…

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…

Living With Advanced Heart Failure? Take Heart

by Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program
February 24, 2020

There is no doubt that the person best equipped to manage your heart failure is a specialist. To monitor symptoms…

African Americans & Health: Focus on Heart Disease (Part 1 in a Series)

by Valeriani R. Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Health Cardiology Associates
February 18, 2020

When an African American man or woman visits my cardiology office, I don’t just see another patient in my schedule….