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Laryngeal (Vocal Cord) Cancers The larynx (or voice box) is located just below the throat, contains the vocal cords and is necessary for voice production, breathing and swallowing. Tobacco use, secondhand smoke and excessive alcohol consumption can...
The following are signs of a possible heart attack in both men and women: Chest pressure, squeezing, burning or discomfort that may come and go Pain that travels down one or both arms Jaw pain Nausea Fatigue Anxiety Back pain Shortness of breath...
If you have heart failure and need treatment, or would like to be evaluated, please call 202-715-5700 to schedule an appointment. Heart failure is a complex clinical condition in which the heart is not able to pump enough blood to support the body...
At The George Washington University Hospital, doctors can treat even the most difficult heart rhythm problems. Using resources available in the diagnostic center, doctors can determine the nature and severity of an abnormal heart rhythm. Many heart...
Some patients are born with defective heart valves that affect blood flow through the heart. In addition, infection, rheumatic fever and the aging process can damage healthy heart valves. Cardiac surgeons at The George Washington University Hospital...
Hip Labral Tears Progressive damage or injury to the labrum, or the ring of cartilage that lines the socket of the hip joint, can cause pain in the hip or groin, limited range of motion or catching and locking of the hip joint. Orthopedic physicians...
The Hip Preservation Program at the George Washington University Hospital — the only program of its kind in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area — is focused on helping patients postpone or even prevent the need for hip replacement later in life....
Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs when cells dividing in the lymphatic system grow at an accelerated, disorganized rate. Because lymphatic vessels branch throughout the body, Hodgkin's lymphoma can arise anywhere and spread to organs like the liver, bone...
Upon discharge from the hospital, you receive a ConnectER Telemedicine Consultation Card from the provider who treated you. Contact the ConnectER Program staff via the phone number or email address on your consultation card to schedule your...
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides high-pressure oxygen in a pressurized cylinder, called a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing 100 percent pure oxygen increases the amount of oxygen in the blood to many times its normal level. Blood vessels...