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Cardiovascular Physician

Summer 2019

The Balancing Act of Medicine
Heart-Brain Team Collaborates for PFO-Related Stroke Prevention
MHVI Proving Ground for WATCHMAN, Next Generation LAA Occluder Devices
4 Heart Transplants in 3 Days
Countdown to a New Heart: 4-hour Ischemic Window
New Iliac Branch Device Avoids Occlusion of Internal Iliac Artery in Repairing Aneurysm
His Bundle Pacing: Improving Outcomes for Pacemaker Patients
The Sun Doesn't Set on Great Care
Updates, News, and Notes from MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute




Spring 2019

One Program Across our Geographic Footprint 
Advanced Heart Failure: Two Cities, One Program
Short-and Long-Term Support for AHF Patients With Subclavian Artery Access Balloon Pump
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic 
Study Suggests TAVR Extends Benefits to Low Surgical Risk Patients
A Tribute to Paul Corso, MD
Nurses at the Heart of Cardiovascular Care
Fluoroless Ablations: A Safer Procedure for All
Updates, News, and Notes from MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute




Summer 2018

AFib: Expanding the Options
MHVI Tests First-of-a-Kind Occluder Device for Transcaval TAVR
Flexible Expertise
Endovascular Revascularization: Critical Limb Ischemia
Case Study: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Using Antidromic Snare Technique and Venoplasty
Cardiac Services Elevated at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center





Spring 2018

Drilling Down, Branching Out - Stuart F. Seides, MD
Can Smart Phones and Fitness Trackers Assist Cardiologists?
Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies - New MHVI Program Improves Diagnosis and Management
Chronic Total Occlusion - Conquering the Last Frontier in Coronary Intervention
Sports and Performance Cardiologist Ankit Shah, MD, Joins MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
New Technique Expands Life Saving Use of TAVR
How Handheld Ultrasound Is Changing Clinical Cardiology
New Version of CodeHeart Debuts
Case Study: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Carotid Artery Stenosis - TCAR
CRT 2018 - Latest Research in Structural Abnormalities Highlighted



Winter 2018

Meet Vinod Thourani, MD
Radial Lounge Opens at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) Cardiac Surgery Program Receives Highest Rating
Seth Worley, MD Brings Groundbreaking Device Implantation Techniques for CRT
Former President Barack Obama to Speak at CRT 2018






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