advanced heart failure

Building a Future

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…

On a New Mission

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…

TAVR is used for high-risk aortic stenosis patients. Why not everyone?

Lowell Satler, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab March 23, 2017

As recently as 15 years ago, if you had severe aortic stenosis but were considered too ill or weak to…

LVAD origins: A lifesaving heart device, 30 years in the making

Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute January 29, 2018

In 1988, MedStar Washington Hospital Center became one of the first four hospitals in the United States to implant a…

Living with an LVAD: 5 tips to make it easier

Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 26, 2018

Many heart failure patients rely on left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), which are amazing medical implants that pump blood throughout…