blood-pressure

29 Things You Should Do for a Healthy Heart

the MWHC Blog Team February 17, 2016

You’re heard it many times before — follow a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. Sounds simple, right?  But it’s…

Changing blood pressure targets frustrate patients – and doctors

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute January 18, 2017

Most people know that having high blood pressure is unhealthy. But how high is too high? The answer depends on…

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, two leading health groups, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),…

The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute October 29, 2018

High blood pressure is a serious problem that continues to grow in our country. Among women of childbearing age, we…

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure—and How to Beat It

Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute November 20, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a well-known condition in America. We regularly check it during doctor’s visits and see…

Diastolic Heart Failure Makes Up Two-Thirds of Heart Failure Cases—Here’s How We Treat it

Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 12, 2019

Relaxing is an important part of life—even for the heart. When the heart has trouble relaxing between beats, the left…