Healing Hearts in Washington DC
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC. At The George Washington University Hospital, advanced technology and medical expertise come together to provide patients with a comprehensive program for advanced treatment of heart disease and vascular disorders, available in one convenient location. Our goal is to help each patient live a long life with a healthy heart.
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other heart specialists at GW Hospital provide advanced detection, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease and more.
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-4GW-DOCS or search for a doctor online.
U.S. News & World Report Recognition
U.S. News & World Report has rated GW Hospital as “High Performing” in Heart Failure care for 2019-2020. “High Performing” represents hospitals rated in the top 10% for this area of care and recognizes specialties where the facility performed significantly better than the national average.
Advanced Heart Failure
We offer an array of therapeutic options including temporary and long-term mechanical support, home inotropes and evaluation for cardiac transplant in partnership with transplant centers.
Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI
GW Hospital is one of only a handful of area hospitals that offers cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiac CT.
Cardiac catheterization involves the use of radiological equipment to diagnose heart disease. Interventional tools such as balloons and stents are fed through a catheter into the coronary arteries to reduce stenosis (blockages) and improve blood flow.
Skilled cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of cardiovascular procedures, including innovative coronary artery bypass surgery, other revascularization procedures and valve repairs and replacements.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
We offer many treatment options for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a vein deep inside the body that may interfere with circulation.
Heart Rhythm Disorders and Treatments
At GW Hospital, doctors can treat even the most difficult heart rhythm problems. Using all the resources available in our diagnostic center, doctors can determine the nature and severity of an abnormal heart rhythm and provide treatment.
The noninvasive cardiac laboratory can help physicians diagnose a variety of cardiac disorders. Studies can provide doctors with information about heart valves, heart muscle and the coronary arteries, as well as possible congenital heart abnormalities.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
We use advanced tools and techniques to detect and treat PAD, which narrows and clogs arteries. People with PAD are at increased risk for heart disease, aortic aneurysm and stroke.
The team at the GW Advanced Pulmonary Hypertension Program provides state-of-the-art treatments for this uncommon, but potentially fatal condition. Our doctors provide the most advanced care available, based on more than 15 years of experience with PH.
Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
GW Hospital offers this innovative procedure that enables an interventional cardiologist to access a patient's heart through the inside of their wrist rather than through the large femoral artery in their thigh.
Patient Story: Jeffrey Richardson
When Jeffrey Richardson suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW Hospital. Doctors at the hospital diagnosed Jeffrey with congestive heart failure and helped save his life.