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MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Uses Innovative Tool to Diagnose Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction

All too often, patients go to the ER complaining of unexplained chest pain. After a battery of tests show no evidence of blocked heart arteries, the patients are sent home. Then, they return to the ER with the same symptoms. Until now. MedStar Heart...
29-Aug-2022 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering, Innovative Burn Care

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center admitted its first patient on July 13, 1972. And for a half-century, the Burn Center has provided groundbreaking surgical, critical, and rehabilitative care that has benefited many individuals...
2-Aug-2022 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again achieved national ranking for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It moved up to No. 28, from No. 30 last year. It is the only nationally...
26-Jul-2022 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center is First in Baltimore-Washington Region to Implant Novel, Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemaker

MedStar Washington Hospital Center successfully implanted the first dual-chamber leadless pacemaker system in the Baltimore-Washington region this week. Known as the Aveir™ DR Leadless Pacemaker System, this breakthrough technology is being...
22-Jul-2022 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Thomas E. MacGillivray Named Chair of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has named Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, as its physician executive director of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Health, and chairman of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, effective September 1, 2022.
25-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The area’s first robotic heart surgery performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The Washington area’s first robotic heart surgery was performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Cardiac surgeon Yuji Kawano, MD, repaired a mitral valve through very tiny incisions in the chest using the da Vinci® surgical robot. Robotic...
4-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is first and only comprehensive service program in D.C. for birthing patients and their families

The newly opened Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center brings to birthing individuals, babies, and their families the first and only comprehensive maternal-infant program in the District of Columbia that provides a full...
27-Apr-2022 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Health earns perfect score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been named “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader,” scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of...
11-Apr-2022 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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....
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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...
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 912-bed, teaching and research hospital in the nation’s capital, and is a major referral center for treating the region’s 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. MedStar Washington operates the region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center and the District’s only Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device program, both certified by The Joint Commission. The hospital is also home to 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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