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TAVR Clinical Trial Provides ‘Strong Signal’ Procedure is Safe for Patients with Low Surgical Mortality Risk

Results of a clinical trial led by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute using transcatheter aortic valve replacement provided a “strong signal” that it is safe for patients with low surgical risk, potentially helping to open the way for broader...
29-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


MedStar Washington Hospital Center First in D.C. to Use Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner for Neurosurgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in Washington, D.C., to use Brainlab Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT, an advanced imaging scanner that gives surgeons a real-time look at the brain or spine during surgery in order to make...
14-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most complex cases. Its cardiology program is highly acclaimed and its cardiac surgery program has consistently earned the highest national rating–three stars–from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. It also is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, a nationally-verified level I trauma center with a state-of-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, and also operates the region’s only adult Burn Center.


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