Cardiovascular Physician

Fall 2017


Surgery: Still the Standard
Minimally Invasive or Open Surgery?
Pursuing Surgery-Like Results for Non-Surgical Patients
Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair
Advanced Heart Failure Collaboration Throughout MedStar Health






Spring/Summer 2017


Interconnectivity Brings High Level of Expertise to Far-Reaching Population
CRT17: Celebrating 20 Years of Advancing Cardiovascular Care
Connecting MHVI Throughout the Region
Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons Team Up to Treat Complex Aortic Pathologies at MUMH
Case Study: Popliteal Artery Entrapment
FDA Approves PFO Occluder for Stroke Prevention
AMPLATZER™ Amulet™ Clinical Trial
News & Notes: Bringing the Doctors to the Patients
Updates & New Medical Staff





Fall 2016


MHVI Most Experienced WATCHMAN™ Site on Mid-Atlantic Seaboard
The Body Politic of Cardiovascular Care
New Program Features Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Aorta Pathology
Intimacy & Advanced Heart Failure
TAVR Approved for Intermediate Risk Patients
MHVI Experts Avert Catastrophic Outcome from Aortic Dissection
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Offers Fully Dissolving Heart Stent
News & Notes
Globe-Trotting Cardiologist Facilitates “Gorgeous” Results





Summer 2016

Cardio_Phys_Sum16Heart & Vascular Hospital Marries High Tech and Hospitality
Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart Vascular Hospital at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
The Future of Cardiovascular Care
Cardiogenetics - Determining the Genetic Cause of Cardiac Diseases
Cath Lab Introduces Two Innovative Software Programs
Leadless Pacemaker Offers Less-Invasive Alternative
News & Notes
Profile Spotlight
Welcome to the Newest Fellows





Spring 2016


Profile: Selma Mohammed, MD, PhD
An Innovative Solution to a Complex Problem
Transradial Caths gain traction with Interventional Cardiologists
CRT 2016 Brings Innovation to Practice
MHVI Launches National Clinical Study of TAVR's use in Low Risk Patients
New Hope for Treating Heart Failure
Palliative Care and Heart Failure Team Partnership Flourishes
New Service, Staff and Space for Venous Disorders at MedStar Chevy Chase
News & Notes





Winter 2016

CardioPhysician-Winter-Dec2015_LoRes-1Next Steps for Cardiac Stem Cells
Connecting Cardiologists to Chagas Disease
Profile: Maraget Bell Fisher, MD
ACA Appoints Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, Chair of New Cardio-Oncology Section
New Vascular Labs Offer Patients Easier Access
Spotlight: Arthur Faltau, MD
George Ruiz, MD, Appointed Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospitals
News & Notes
New Medical Staff




Fall 2015


Stroke Prevention Device Proven Option for Some A-Fib Patients
New Heart Hospital Enters Final Phases of Construction
MedStar Heart & Vascular Takes the Lead in Global Lipid-Rich Plaque Outcomes Study
New Tools, Techniques for CTO's: Revascularization of a 24-year-old CTO