hypertension

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, 2017, two leading health groups, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC),…

Our top 5 healthcare news stories of 2017

the MWHC Blog Team January 10, 2018

From a solar eclipse with potential vision threats to a shift in long-standing heart health guidelines, 2017 was a remarkable…

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…

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure—and How to Beat It

Valeriani R. Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Health Cardiology Associates 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…

High Blood Pressure in Young Adults: What Causes It, and How Do We Treat It?

Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist February 17, 2020

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a fairly common reason we see older adults. In addition to genetics,…

Should I Take My Blood Pressure Medication at Night?

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute March 05, 2020

Doctors often suggest taking daily medication in the morning, as part of your start-the-day routine. A recent study, however, suggests…