Media Contacts

In the Washington Region

So Young Pak
Director, Media Relations
Office: 202-877-2748
[email protected]

In the Baltimore Region

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations
Office: 410-274-1260
[email protected]

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s press releases, podcasts, and blog posts are provided below.

2020 Press Releases

MedStar Health Is First In Maryland To Replace Mitral Valve Via Tendyne Transcatheter

2019 Press Releases

MedStar Electrophysiologist Paves Way for Safer Pacemaker Implants
Early Detection of Heart Valve Disease is Key to Avoiding Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Named One of Nation’s Top 50 For Cardiovascular Care
First Patient Enrolled in Novel Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Treatment
MedStar Health Opens New Vein Center in Baltimore
MedStar Health Gives Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy Patients New Hope for Life

2018 Press Releases

MedStar Union Memorial Improves Cardiac Catheterization Procedure with New Device | Makes Procedure More Comfortable, Even Easier to Recover From

Cardiac Team at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Performs Successful MitraClip Procedure | Procedure in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair is First for the Hospital

TAVR Clinical Trial Provides ‘Strong Signal’ Procedure is Safe for Patients with Low Surgical Mortality Risk | Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Showed No Deaths or Disabling Strokes within 30 days of Undergoing Less Invasive Procedure

MedStar Health to Host Innovative Approaches To Heart Care Webcast | Webcast Will Focus on Transradial Cardiac Catheterizations and Structural Heart Conditions

WATCHMAN FLX™ in Clinical Trial at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute | Study of Stroke Prevention Device Which May Give Physicians More Flexibility in Optimal Cardiac Positioning

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

Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Quality Rating

2017 Press Releases

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Transforms Patient Experience | New Radial Lounge at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Optimizes Recovery Atmosphere

Dr. Seth Worley Joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program

Dr. Vinod Thourani Named Chairman of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Offers Patients World’s Smallest Pacemaker | Miniature Heart Device Provides Patients with the Most Advanced Pacing Technology Available

First in Northeast Region to Implant Investigational Stroke-Reducing Device

MedStar Union Memorial to Investigate Alternative to Open Heart Valve Surgery | New Study to Evaluate Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients

Major Milestone: MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Performs 100th WATCHMAN Procedure | Most Experienced WATCHMAN Site on Mid-Atlantic Seaboard

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Replaces Aortic Valve Via Catheter | First Hospital in Maryland to Perform TAVR on Low Risk Patient


The Heart Care Team: Dedicated Experts for Every Patient

Are Health and Fitness Apps the Future of Heart Care?

Heart Attack with No Symptoms? The Danger of Silent MI

How to Manage the Rising Epidemic of Heart Disease

Cardiogenetics: Detecting and Preventing Heart Disease Before It Strikes

Safer, Faster, More Comfortable Cardiac Catheterization Gaining Ground

CenterView Blogs

LVADs: Giving Back What Heart Disease Has Taken Away

Should I Take My Blood Pressure Medication at Night?

Young Adults: Here’s How to Identify and Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Living With Advanced Heart Failure? Take Heart

How to Choose a Heart Specialist

African Americans & Health: Focus on Heart Disease (Part 1 in a Series)

High Blood Pressure in Young Adults: What Causes It, and How Do We Treat It?

Celebrated Physician: Ian C. Chang, MD

The Beat Goes On: Exciting Heart Health Advances to Anticipate in the 2020s

Matters of the Heart: 4 Ways Women’s Heart Health Differs From Men’s

The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

How the Flu Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Can A Heart Valve Be Repaired Without Surgery?

How We Help LVAD Patients Fight Infection at Home

How We Lower Heart Risks of HER2-Targeted Breast Cancer Therapy

What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Long-Term Heart Health

Why A Patient’s Heart Failure Type Matters for Treatment

4 Ways to Relieve Varicose and Spider Veins

Who’s at Risk For Heart Problems During Cancer Treatment?

Preventive Cardiology: 4 Tips to Stop or Improve Heart Disease

Are Health and Fitness Apps the Future of Heart Care?

Living with an LVAD: 5 Tips to Make It Easier

Why Do More Women Than Men Die After Heart Attacks?

From Angry to Eager: Tools to Manage the Emotions Involved with Getting an LVAD

Why Many Adults Over Age 50 Need Statins—Even If They’re ‘Healthy’