MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Fond Memories and a Bright Future

the MWHC Blog Team June 23, 2016

The Ultimate Compliment In my native Philippines, family and home are everything, so when I say that MedStar Washington Hospital…

Changing blood pressure targets frustrate patients – and doctors

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute January 18, 2017

Most people know that having high blood pressure is unhealthy. But how high is too high? The answer depends on…

Safer, Faster, More Comfortable Cardiac Catheterization Gaining Ground

the MWHC Blog Team March 07, 2017

Since the 1970s, heart specialists have diagnosed and even treated certain conditions through cardiac catheterization—the process of threading a thin…

When to go to the emergency department for heart palpitations

Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer May 29, 2017

Most people barely notice their hearts beating. And that’s natural. But any noticeable change in the heartbeat should be concerning….

Why I think it’s time to make statins available over-the-counter

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute July 10, 2017

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause and fifth-leading cause of death of adults in the United States, respectively….

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….