Brilliant Minds. Healing Hearts.
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.
Skilled cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of cardiovascular procedures — including innovative coronary artery bypass surgery, other revascularization procedures and valve repairs and replacements — to help patients with advanced heart disease.
The noninvasive cardiac laboratory includes tools that 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.
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.
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. Many heart rhythm problems require no treatment or can be handled by correcting underlying conditions. More serious conditions, however, may need more advanced treatments.
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.