heart attack

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…

One Night at the Theater, CPR was the Star

the MWHC Blog Team November 21, 2016

Edward Cornfeld, MD, a former Ob/Gyn from Rockville, Md., is one lucky man. At 87, the avid swimmer sits in…

Stents work to reduce chest pain—but are they better than drugs?

Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute November 03, 2017

For years, patients with angina (chest pain) caused by blockages in the arteries have been treated with medications. When medications…

Could doctors have prevented Jack Pearson’s heart attack on ‘This Is Us’?

Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center February 06, 2018

The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S….

Heart attack with no symptoms? The danger of silent MI

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 07, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that something as serious as a heart attack could go unnoticed. But as many as 1…

Young women are at risk for this type of heart attack

Harjit Chahal, MD, cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 12, 2018

Most heart attacks occur when cholesterol buildup, or plaque, blocks an artery and restricts blood flow. But a certain type…