heart failure

Gerard Folly’s Second Chance

the MWHC Blog Team April 20, 2016

Gerard Folly’s Second Chance A Really Bad Cough Forty-seven-year-old Gerard Folly gradually lost the stamina needed for his job as…

What Does Heart Failure Mean for Intimacy?

the MWHC Blog Team August 26, 2016

What does Heart Failure Mean for Intimacy? Patients with advanced illnesses face a variety of side effects. But little thought…

How to manage the rising epidemic of heart disease

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Team May 09, 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. While heart attacks…

From angry to eager: Tools to manage the emotions involved with getting an LVAD

Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 16, 2018

When patients find out they need a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat their advanced heart failure, they go…

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…

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…