Heart and Vascular Medicine | Cardiology | MedStar Health

Our heart and vascular experts provide world-class heart and vascular care

Our heart and vascular teams have more than 200 specialists across 10 MedStar Health hospitals as well as physicians’ offices throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area and Central Maryland. Our widespread network gives our patients access to the most advanced care close to where they live and work.

Our medical specialties include:

  • Cardiology: Prevention and treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
  • Electrophysiology: Diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.
  • Interventional cardiology: Treatment of heart attacks and catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases.
  • Heart Failure and transplant cardiology: Treatment of advanced or complicated heart failure.

Our surgical specialties include:

  • Cardiac surgery: Correcting heart conditions using a range of surgical options, from minimally invasive to traditional procedures, heart transplants, and ventricular assist devices.
  • Vascular surgery: At the forefront of advanced surgeries for common and complex conditions that affect a patient’s blood vessels.

For more than 60 years, we have been the premier destination in our region for world-class heart and vascular care, also called cardiovascular care. Serving you as a national leader in the diagnosis, treatment and research of cardiovascular disease, our comprehensive capabilities enable us to diagnose and treat even the most complex conditions of the heart and vascular system.


MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Top 5% of cardiac surgery programs in the U.S.
  • Recognized by U.S. News and World Report Top 50 cardiology and heart surgery programs for 2023-2024
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “high performing” hospital for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack care, heart bypass surgery, heart failure care, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “high performing” hospital for aortic valve surgery, heart attack care, heart bypass surgery, heart failure care, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
2023-24 MWHC - Best Hospitals - US News and World Report - Heart & Vascular

At a glance

We annually perform

  • 2,300

    heart surgeries

  • 2,400

    cardiac ablations

  • 550

    transcatheter aortic valve
    replacements (TAVR)

  • 9,500

    diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations

  • 536

    open and endovascular aortic procedures

  • Research


    ongoing studies

  • Access


    care sites across Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia

Distinct advantages

  1. High volumes make us one of the busiest heart programs in the nation.
  2. Extensive research through the MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network.

  3. Academic teaching programs with Georgetown University School of Medicine.
  4. Advanced cardiovascular programs for diagnosing and treating even the most complex conditions.
  5. State-of-the-art facilities deliver the highest quality cardiovascular care and achieve the best patient outcomes.
  6. The region’s only 24/7 emergency transport team through MedSTAR Rapid Transport.

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Our providers

We’re 200 of the most experienced, highly trained, passionately dedicated heart and vascular doctors in the region.

Risk assessments

  • Heart Risk Assessment

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  • Women’s Heart Health Risk Assessment

Patient stories

Sharing our experiences to help other physicians care for their patients

We’ve been a national leader in research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease for more than 60 years. These case studies evaluate the tests, therapies and technologies we’ve developed and refined over the years to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.


For physicians

Cardiovascular Physician Resources



Cardiovascular Physician publication

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute publishes a quarterly magazine that shares clinical, research, and educational information in all of the specialties and subspecialties of cardiovascular care.

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Ask MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Have general questions for our heart and vascular program? Email us at AskMHVI@medstar.net. If you have clinically-specific questions, please contact your physician’s office.