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Media Statement in Response to the recent USA Today article

The portrayal of our hospital in the recent USA Today article was riddled with inaccuracies and unfounded conclusions. Our patients were never put at risk due to recent leaks in our operating room area. We are committed to the highest quality, safest care for every patient who comes through our doors and have an intensive program in place to quickly identify and correct problems. Here are the facts: In the past six months, our team addressed recent leaks at the hospital immediately, following our robust protocols. The areas were cleaned, sterilized and inspected by an outside industrial hygienist to ensure…

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Dr. Seth Worley Joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program

Washington, D.C., August 17, 2017 – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that Seth Worley, MD, has joined the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology as a senior consultant. An internationally recognized expert in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), Dr. Worley brings with him extensive expertise in device and lead implantation for those patients who present with challenging vascular anatomy. He has personally developed unique tools and techniques to facilitate and optimize the success of transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation. The approach he pioneered is referred to as ‘Interventional CRT” and patients from centers around the country who have…

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Dr. Vinod Thourani Named Chairman of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Washington, D.C., July 31, 2017 – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that Vinod Thourani, MD, will join its leadership team as the chairman of Cardiac Surgery, effective August 14. A nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Dr. Thourani brings with him extensive expertise in structural heart disease and valve surgery, specifically TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) and minimally invasive aortic and mitral valvular surgery. Dr. Thourani joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute from Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga., where he is a professor of surgery and medicine, and was co-director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center, and chief…

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Condition Report: Rep. Steve Scalise

  July 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago.  Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support…

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