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MedStar Health Patients are First in the Region to Receive FARAPULSE™ Pulsed Field Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first in the greater Washington and Baltimore regions to use the FARAPULSE™ Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System, an innovative cardiac ablation therapy to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common...
15-May-2024 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Health Launches Participation in Phase 3 MAGNITUDE Gene-Editing Study with First U.S. Heart Patient Treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The first U.S. heart patient involved in a study for a new gene-editing therapy has successfully been treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
2-May-2024 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiologist Reginald Robinson, MD, is the American Heart Association’s 2024 Physician of the Year

The American Heart Association has named MedStar Washington Hospital Center Cardiologist Reginald Robinson, MD, its 2024 Physician of the Year. Dr. Robinson has more than two decades of service and leadership with AHA and has worked in the field of...
25-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First MySpine Cervical Surgery in the U.S. Successfully Performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been perfecting ways to perform complex cervical spine surgery, and recently performed the first MySpine® Cervical surgery in the country.
8-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Now Offers Minimally Invasive Ultrasound Treatment for Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is now offering an advanced, non-invasive treatment for men with early-stage prostate cancer that has not spread outside of the prostate gland.
16-Jan-2024 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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World’s First Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemaker Now Available for Patients with Abnormally Slow Heart Rhythm

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is one of a select few institutions nationwide now offering patients with abnormally slow heart rates breakthrough technology that delivers treatment by two tiny leadless pacemakers implanted within the heart. The...
7-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Multi-Center Study Finds Routine Genetic Testing Could Benefit Patients with Advanced Inherited Heart Muscle Disease

A multi-site, five-year study led by a MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist and fellow researchers from across the country have demonstrated the benefits of routine genetic testing for patients with advanced disease from dilated...
30-Aug-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Recognized Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart and Vascular Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again been recognized as one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals" list. MedStar Washington's Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery program is tied for...
1-Aug-2023 8:10 AM 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

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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.



So Young Pak
Director, Media Relations