heart failure

No pulse, no problem! What EMS teams need to know about LVAD patients

Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute May 25, 2018

When EMS arrives on the scene of a medical emergency, the first things they often check are patients’ pulse and…

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

Valeriani R. Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Health Cardiology Associates February 12, 2019

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

HER2-Targeted Breast Therapy: Safe Even with Mild Heart Function Decline

Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute July 25, 2019

Breast cancer treatment has come such a long way in recent years that life expectancy continues to improve, and we…

Living With Advanced Heart Failure? Take Heart

Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program February 24, 2020

There is no doubt that the person best equipped to manage your heart failure is a specialist. To monitor symptoms…

A Long-Awaited Dream Is Realized

The MWHC Blog Team December 23, 2020

Life was bliss for 25-year-old Tyquela Able. It was 2015 and she was loving motherhood and her new baby boy,…

A “Nearly Indestructible” Man Gets a New Heart

The MWHC Blog Team February 01, 2021

Monti Schmitt is one of those rare individuals whose idea of fun was riding off-road over rough terrain on a…