Innovations

No pulse, no problem! What EMS teams need to know about LVAD patients

by Tonya Elliott, MSN, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 25, 2018

When EMS arrives on the scene of a medical emergency, the first things they often check are patients’ pulse and…

How we lower heart risks of HER2-targeted breast cancer therapy

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 21, 2018

Imagine the triumph of surviving breast cancer. Every test and procedure, every round of therapy was worth it to save…

Healthcare data and how we use them for cardiology care

by Jonathan E. Patrick, MD, Director of Inpatient Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
April 26, 2018

Patients used to rely entirely on their primary care doctors’ referrals when they needed to see cardiologists and other heart…

Internal bracing transforms ACL ligament repair

by Evan Argintar, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
April 17, 2018

In 2017, a long list of NFL players tore their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), and several were forced to sit…

Tug boat captain recovers from an 18-month ordeal fighting near fatal burn injuries

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 16, 2018

Tug boat captain Jeff Davis spent 40 years shepherding large ships safely through treacherous waters along every U.S. coast. But…

Apps, mannequins and actors: Professional development for today’s nurses

by Michael Clarke, RN, Director of Nursing Professional Development
April 12, 2018

Today’s nurses have to keep track of so much more for patients than they did just 30 years ago. Millennials…