hypertension

What do the new blood pressure guidelines mean?

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and 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 and 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…