Patient Stories

A Patient’s Perspective: To Honor My Doctor

by MedStar Washington Hospital Center
March 30, 2017

National Doctors’ Day is held each year on March 30th, as a day set aside to honor the significant contribution…

Springing Back from Obesity

by The MWHC Blog Team
January 05, 2017

Susan, 48, of Prince Frederick, Md., spent the last 25 years morbidly obese, reaching 360 pounds. After gastric sleeve surgery…

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…