Innovations

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…

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…

CIGNIS: Shaping the Future of Neuroscience

by Edward Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
April 04, 2019

Imagine this scenario: You come to the hospital with a complex neurological condition, and your surgeon uses a device or…

TAVR: An Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery for Aortic Stenosis Patients

by Toby Rogers, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
February 19, 2019

Aortic stenosis, a common condition in older adults, is caused by the progressive narrowing of the aortic valve, the main…

100 Years in the Making: How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics
January 22, 2019

When the first minimally invasive surgery—also called laparoscopic surgery—was performed in the early 1900s, a surgeon would use a hollow…

How Does Laser Therapy Work for Scars?

by Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Attending, The Burn Center
January 07, 2019

It might seem unusual at first to think of a doctor using laser therapy to treat a burn injury scar….