In heart health, the sequence of events matters for your treatment—from collecting information at diagnosis to excellent communication for anticipated treatments. At MedStar Heart Institute, our doctors understand this better than anyone in the region, and work hard from the very beginning to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Teams of cardiac specialists for you
Our patients experience a fresh, innovative process for diagnosing heart conditions with our "hospital within a hospital" setup. The Institute is developing a modern, state-of-the-art physical facility, where all heart care in the hospital occurs. Every cardiac specialist you could need is part of our Institute. Working as multidisciplinary teams, our specialists use their expertise to develop the right treatment plan for you.
Heart care diagnosis in Washington, D.C.
We provide the following:
Find a comprehensive list of the most common and more unusual cardiac diagnostic tools we use at the Institute.
|Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Our Catheterization Lab is the busiest in the region, and one of the highest-volume labs in the United States. With 11 procedure rooms featuring the latest digital imaging equipment, patients receive the most technologically advanced diagnostic tests and treatments. They include angioplasty, stents, lasers, Optimal Coherence Tomography (OCT) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), brachytherapy, angiogenesis and gene therapy. You will get the best in cardiac diagnostic or therapeutic care in our cath lab.
|Cardiac Imaging Center
The heart is a complex organ to image, as it is constantly beating and moving. Our physicians who specialize in cardiac imaging have advanced their field, by working on better devices to capture the highest resolution mages possible to pass on to the treating physician. This technology is one of the many benefits of the MedStar Heart Institute patient experience.
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