Healthy Living

Preventive cardiology: 4 tips to stop or improve heart disease

by Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 01, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s preventable. While symptoms of heart disease…

Are health and fitness apps the future of heart care?

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman 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 Do More Women than Men Die after Heart Attacks?

by Harjit Chahal, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 19, 2018

The most common symptoms of a heart attack occur in both men and women: chest pain or pressure and arm…

From angry to eager: Tools to manage the emotions involved with getting an LVAD

by Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 16, 2018

When patients find out they need a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat their advanced heart failure, they go…

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…

Young women are at risk for this type of heart attack

by Harjit Chahal, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 12, 2018

Most heart attacks occur when cholesterol buildup, or plaque, blocks an artery and restricts blood flow. But a certain type…