heart disease

Stress: As dangerous as high cholesterol and blood pressure

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute February 16, 2017

According to a study released in January 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is…

Cardiogenetics: Detecting and Preventing Heart Disease Before it Strikes

Susan O’Donoghue, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute April 18, 2017

Tune in to the full podcast with Dr. O’Donoghue. LISTEN NOW! A relatively new sub-specialty of cardiology is helping people…

5 ways to help a parent with heart disease

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute August 30, 2017

As more people survive and live longer with heart disease, adult children are increasingly becoming involved in their parent’s health…

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…

Why Do More Women than Men Die after Heart Attacks?

Harjit Chahal, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 19, 2018

The most common symptoms of a heart attack occur in both men and women: chest pain or pressure and arm…

Preventive cardiology: 4 tips to stop or improve heart disease

Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute March 01, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s preventable. While symptoms of heart disease…