February 01, 2023
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited heart condition in the world, affecting approximately 1 in 500 people. It causes parts of the heart to thicken, which can make it more d...
April 09, 2019
Getting circumcised often is associated with baby boys. However, many people are surprised to learn that adults can request the procedure. In fact, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, we perform s...
March 28, 2019
Drinking diet soda might seem like a good idea, as it contains zero calories. However, drinking two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day could significantly increase the risk of heart disease, ...
March 07, 2019
We have all heard of people who faint when getting their blood drawn or when they are nervous. In fact, millions of people faint each year—and the most common reason is vasovagal syncope. People with ...
February 26, 2019
We’ve long known that people who eat a healthy diet—which, from a heart health perspective, is low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables—are less likely to develop heart disease....
February 15, 2019
Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S.—so plenty of traditional prevention tips exist, ranging from the Mediterranean diet to exercising regularly. However, a 2019 study pub...
February 05, 2019
Artery buildups serve as silent danger signs of a heart attack, and one of the buildups we look for the most is calcium. A coronary calcium score is a type of heart scan that calculates a patient&rsq...