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First-of-its-Kind Study Launched Evaluating Use of TAVR in Low-Risk Patients
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center will be the first in the nation to launch a clinical trial, evaluating the use of a minimally invasive procedure to replace narrowed heart valves in patients who are considered at low risk for death from surgery. The Food and Drug Administration granted an Investigational Device Exemption, which allows MedStar Heart to enroll these patients into the study starting this month.

Burn Center Receives $119,500 Donation from the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation
The D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation has donated $119,500 to The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to assist with burn research, rehabilitation materials, burn equipment and pain management tools, as well as survivor support programs.

Study Finds Mobile App Speeds Treatment For Heart Attack Patients
A new study has found that a mobile app conceived at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is allowing heart attack patients to be treated more quickly.