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Women and Heart Disease: What you Need to Know

the MWHC Blog Team February 24, 2016

Eighty percent of all heart disease is preventable – and heart disease does affect women. In fact, it is the…

How to monitor your blood pressure at home

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 07, 2017

Your blood pressure can lie. It changes throughout the day, but too often, we rely on one blood pressure measurement…

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…

The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute October 29, 2018

High blood pressure is a serious problem that continues to grow in our country. Among women of childbearing age, we…

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…

3 groups at increased risk for high blood pressure—and how to beat it

Valeriani Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute November 20, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a well-known condition in America. We regularly check it during doctor’s visits and see…