Heart & Vascular


Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness is Growing,...

Lower extremity peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is underdiagnosed, undertreated and “underappreciated” in the U.S., despite its prevalence with an estimated 8.5 million Americans, primarily...

September 14, 2021 / 3 min read


Women Are Still Less Likely to be...

Despite a growing awareness over the past several years, only about half (56 percent) of women recognize that heart disease is their No. 1 killer,...

July 27, 2021 / 3 min read


Primary Care Physician: Men, There’s No Reason...

Why do men delay seeing a doctor for regular checkups or important screenings? They’ve put off making an appointment for so long, men become unfamiliar...

July 1, 2021 / 2 min read


Bethesda Heart Marks 100th TAVR — the...

About 20 months after it’s first “transcatheter aortic valve replacement,” a minimally invasive procedure commonly known as TAVR, a team at Bethesda Heart Hospital, part...

June 17, 2021 / 3 min read


Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

Christian Eriksen, the Danish soccer star who collapsed on the field during a European Championship match Saturday, suffered cardiac arrest before he was was resuscitated...

June 13, 2021 / 6 min read


How an Earlier Bedtime Can Boost Your...

Does being a night owl have health consequences, regardless of how many hours of sleep you get? It certainly appears so, according to recently published...

June 8, 2021 / 4 min read


Can Staying Up Too Late Hurt Your...

Just because you are able to get by with limited sleep, it doesn’t mean you should. Skimping on sleep in middle age may significantly increase...

May 24, 2021 / 3 min read


Critical Limb Ischemia – ‘A Threat to...

There’s a growing worldwide epidemic of critical limb ischemia (CLI) that threatens to disable approximately 2 million Americans, according to a 2019 study published in...

May 18, 2021 / 4 min read


‘Life is Great’: At 86, She Needed...

A little over three months ago, Joan Wright, 86, was generally healthy, enjoying gardening, doing volunteer work and spending time with her family, including two...

April 21, 2021 / 3 min read