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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.

New Videophone Technology Enhances Communication for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients
MedStar Washington Hospital Center has installed an innovative videophone booth for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to communicate with others in real-time. The Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) videophone allows those who use American Sign Language (ASL) to place phone calls through a sign language interpreter.

Newly Approved WATCHMAN Heart Device Gives Patients Alternative to Blood Thinners and Reduces Stroke Risk
Physicians at MedStar Heart at MedStar Washington Hospital Center were the first in the Washington metropolitan region to successfully implant the WATCHMAN™ Device on June 16 in two patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib).