Healing Hearts in Washington DC
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And according to the American Heart Association®, about every 40 seconds, someone in the country has a heart attack.
High blood pressure and cholesterol levels, family history, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating can lead to heart attack, coronary heart disease and diseases of the circulatory system. If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for developing heart disease. We can help you stay on top of your heart health.
Determine Your Heart Health Risk
This quick health profiler can help you discover important information about your cardiovascular health and risks factors – those health characteristics that increase your chance of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other heart specialists at GW Heart work together to provide personalized care. Turn to us for diagnosis, management and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions of the cardiovascular system. These include:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Vascular disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Coronary artery diseases
- Peripheral arterial disease
Recognized for Quality
U.S. News & World Report has rated GW Hospital as “High Performing” in Heart Failure and Heart Attack care for 2023-2024. “High Performing” represents hospitals rated in the top 10% for this area of care. It also recognizes specialties where the facility performed significantly better than the national average.
The hospital also received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. GW Hospital is the only hospital in Washington, D.C., to be recognized for this service line.
At GW Heart, we use advanced technology to provide patients with complete heart care. We offer comprehensive treatment of cardiovascular disease and vascular disorders, available in one location. Our goal is to help each patient live a long life with a healthy heart.
Advanced Heart Failure Program
We offer an array of therapy options including temporary and long-term mechanical support, home infusion and evaluation for heart transplant.
Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI
GW Hospital is one of only a handful of area hospitals that offers cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cardiac CT.
Interventional tools, such as balloons and stents, are fed through a catheter into the coronary arteries to reduce blockages and improve blood flow.
Skilled cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of procedures. These include innovative coronary artery bypass surgery, other procedures that open blocked arteries, and valve repairs and replacements.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment
We offer many treatment options for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep inside the body that may interfere with blood flow.
Heart Rhythm Disorders and Treatments
Using all the resources available in our diagnosis 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 provide information about the heart and arteries, as well as possible heart abnormalities present at birth.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Treatment
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.
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
The team at the GW Advanced Pulmonary Hypertension Program provides progressive treatments for this uncommon, but potentially fatal condition.
Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
This advanced procedure 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.
GW Heart is proud to offer advanced technology, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for heart failure and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiopulmonary bypass.
Signs of a Possible Heart Attack
According to the American Heart Association, men and women may have different symptoms.
If you or a loved one experience signs of a possible heart attack, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Patient Story: Jeffrey Richardson
When Jeffrey suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW Hospital. Doctors at the hospital found that Jeffrey had congestive heart failure and helped save his life.
Your Safety Is Our Priority
At GW Hospital, you can get the heart care you need with peace of mind. We take careful measures to help keep you safe during your visit.
We offer in-person and virtual appointments. Call 888-4GW-DOCS (449-3627) to schedule a visit.