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MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Offers Fully Dissolving Heart Stent

Absorb™ Stent Opens Clogged Arteries, then Gradually Dissolves in the BodyWashington, D.C., August 30, 2016 – A heart stent that slowly dissolves into the body is now available for patients with clogged arteries. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute became the first in the Baltimore-Washington area to offer the Absorb scaffold, the first bioresorbable stent recently approved by the FDA. MedStar Heart was one of the top enrollers in the pivotal clinical trial that led to the scaffold’s approval.Currently, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore offer the new stent. At the Hospital Center, a man in…

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Nurses Promote Safety and Prevention in the Community

Helmet Safety Checks and Blood Pressure Screenings Provided during “Music at the Monument” Concert, Friday July 29   Washington, D.C., July 27, 2016 – Nurses from MedStar Washington Hospital Center will be on the Washington Monument grounds on Friday, July 29, to provide hypertension screening, stroke education, helmet safety demonstrations and community education about summer safety and concussion risks. The Hospital Center informational booth will be a part of the “Music at the Monument” concert series that takes place at the Sylvan Theatre from 5 to 8 p.m. The twice-monthly concerts are part of the National Park Service’s “Healthy Parks, Healthy…

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Innovative Technology Improves Detection of Bladder Cancer

MedStar Washington Hospital Center now offers Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®, a new, FDA-approved technology used to pinpoint bladder tumors in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer.

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First and Only Dedicated Heart & Vascular Hospital to Open in the Nation's Capital

The first dedicated heart and vascular hospital in the nation’s capital is opening on the campus of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital is a 164-bed state-of-the-art facility, which will be the cornerstone of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and will advance cardiovascular care for patients throughout the Washington and mid-Atlantic regions.

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