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WATCHMAN FLX™ in Clinical Trial at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Physicians at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute participating in a clinical trial have become the first in the Mid-Atlantic region to implant the WATCHMAN FLX™, the next generation of a potentially life-changing device proven to reduce the risk...
12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Dr. William O. Suddath Named Chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that William O. Suddath, MD, is the new chairman of Cardiology and medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
4-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


President John Sullivan Retiring; Gregory Argyros, MD, Named Successor

MedStar Health has announced plans to transition the leadership of MedStar Washington Hospital Center to Gregory J. Argyros, MD, MACP, FCCP, who will become the hospital’s President and a Senior Vice President of MedStar Health effective July 1,...
2-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Apps, Mannequins and Actors: Professional Development for Today’s Nurses

Today’s nurses have to keep track of so much more for patients than they did just 30 years ago. Millennials are used to having information at their fingertips, and nurses today have to manage an enormous amount of data simultaneously.
24-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Stem Cell Therapy May Transform Heart Failure Treatment

Clinical trial planning is underway at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute to determine whether a novel stem cell therapy will improve heart function for patients with heart failure.
18-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Quality Rating

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has earned the highest quality rating of three stars from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), placing it once again among the top...
12-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience...
11-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Pathway to Excellence® Designation

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first acute care hospital in Washington, D.C. to achieve the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.
19-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are D.C. Residents at Risk for Zika Virus?

As the days get warmer and we once again begin shooing away mosquitoes, how concerned should D.C. residents be about Zika? While a local outbreak is not likely anytime soon, that doesn’t mean our community should ignore this serious infection....
17-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Cutting-Edge ACL Repair Puts Patients Back on Top Quickly

Kaniya Brown of Accokeek, Maryland, has returned to running after a devastating knee injury. The track star tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while playing soccer. ACL tears are common sports injuries that often require surgery, followed by...
8-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST


Leading Cardio-oncology expert Dr. Ana Barac discusses cardiac care of patients with cancer and cancer survivors

6-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST

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