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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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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Earns Prestigious "Baby-Friendly" Designation

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly hospital, from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The organization’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is part of a global program of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund that seeks to improve breastfeeding rates while encouraging mother-infant bonding. Over the past three years, the Hospital Center has raised the number of newborns being exclusively breastfed from below 20 percent to more than 80 percent. This accomplishment represents a significant health benefit to the Washington, D.C. community. With an average 300 births per…

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