heart disease

Why a patient’s heart failure type matters for treatment

Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute March 29, 2018

A diagnosis of heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It’s a condition…

A Delicate Balance: Control High Blood Pressure to Reduce Stroke Risk

Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center November 06, 2018

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many patients don’t realize that high blood pressure…

How the Winter Holidays Can Impact Heart Health

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute December 24, 2018

The holidays offer us time with friends and family, and sometimes even vacations from work. But one thing we have…

How Calcium Helps Identify Heart Disease Risk

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute February 05, 2019

Artery buildups serve as silent danger signs of a heart attack, and one of the buildups we look for the…

Obesity, Pregnancy, and Heart Disease: A Heavy Issue

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 21, 2019

The problem of obesity continues to grow in the U.S., which means more women are becoming pregnant while they are…

How Cold Weather Can Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks

Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist February 25, 2019

We all know that cold weather can contribute to many common health conditions, such as colds or the flu. However,…