Patient Stories

Right Time, Right Place: College Junior Survives Dangerous Aortic Dissection

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 08, 2016

Last October, high school track star and marathon runner Michael Spinelli was a healthy, busy junior at The Catholic University…

How the WATCHMAN™ Device Reduced Stroke Risk for A-fib Patient Connie Wiley

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 11, 2016

It’s been just over a year since the specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center implanted the WATCHMAN device in Connie…

On a New Mission

by the MWHC Blog Team
June 07, 2016

Leading up to this summer’s opening of the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital at MedStar Washington Hospital…

Building a Future

by the MWHC Blog Team
June 03, 2016

Alberto Gomez is the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based construction company who has always enjoyed good health, and who has…

Gerard Folly’s Second Chance

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 20, 2016

Gerard Folly’s Second Chance A Really Bad Cough Forty-seven-year-old Gerard Folly gradually lost the stamina needed for his job as…

Sean Hickman’s Second Chance

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 20, 2016

Sean Hickman’s Second Chance One Serious Accident  Sean Hickman has been a Washington, D.C. police officer since the fall of…