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Major Milestone: MHVI Performs 100th WATCHMAN Procedure
Currently, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore offer the device to patients who have atrial fibrillation (A-fib), an abnormal heart rhythm that causes a fast and erratic heartbeat. The two facilities have performed a total of 100 procedures since the WATCHMAN was FDA-approved in March 2015, more than any other institution from Delaware to South Carolina to date.
Aimed to offer new hope for the estimated 27 million people in the U.S. with heart disease, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital hosted an hour long Innovations in Heart Care Webcast. The webcast featured five of Baltimore's top cardiac experts in an engaging interactive dialogue focused on recent innovations in heart care.
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the top-ranked cardiovascular programs in the mid-Atlantic, offering patients access to some of the nation’s most experienced specialists and the services of the 10 MedStar hospitals in Greater Washington and Central Maryland. Our hallmark is the depth and breadth of our expertise and a long-standing commitment to collaboration that brings the very best team-based thinking to each and every patient.
Have a heart problem? Turn to the leaders in cardiovascular care in the mid-Atlantic for 55 years. Our expert cardiologists and surgeons are pioneers in research and technology, and are paving the way for future innovation in advanced heart and vascular care for generations to come.
We offer the most sophisticated diagnostic tools and advanced treatment options in heart care today, including state-of-the-art cardiac CT scanners, intravascular ultrasound, and operating rooms that are wired for real-time electronic video, image and information transfer.
With our distributed care delivery network, you have easy access to world-class cardiovascular care through nine major MedStar hospitals plus cardiology practices and satellite offices across the region from Baltimore to Southern Maryland, and from Washington, D.C. to the Eastern Shore.