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29 Things You Should Do for a Healthy Heart

the MWHC Blog Team February 17, 2016

You’re heard it many times before — follow a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. Sounds simple, right?  But it’s…

How the WATCHMAN™ Device Reduced Stroke Risk for A-fib Patient Connie Wiley

the MWHC Blog Team August 11, 2016

It’s been just over a year since the specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center implanted the WATCHMAN device in Connie…

New Device Reduces Stroke Risk for Certain A-Fib Patients

Manish Shah, MD, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program March 14, 2017

Tune in to the full podcast about the WATCHMAN device with Dr. Manish Shah. Atrial Fibrillation Facts Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)…

Stroke: A young person’s disease?

Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center May 12, 2017

If you think you’re too young to have a stroke, think again. A study published in April 2017 showed that…

When stroke strikes, clinical trial decisions need to be made quickly

Amie Hsia, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center May 22, 2017

(In the photo: Stroke team evaluates a patient. (L to R) Adey Haile-Mariam, RN, nurse responder team, Carlos Portillo, MRI…

The need for fast stroke care–and why some patients don’t get it

Rocco Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit January 26, 2018

When a patient has a stroke, seconds and minutes can make the difference between life or death. Similar to someone…