MedStar Washington Hospital Center ranks among nation’s best for heart care

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center is one of the top cardiac centers in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022.

MedStar Washington’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program climbed to No. 30 in the nation, up seven spots from last year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking. It was the only D.C.-area hospital to be nationally recognized for its heart program. MedStar Washington also received the highest rating possible in aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

“Our continuing and ascending stature amongst the best regarded cardiovascular centers in the country is a tribute to the tireless teamwork and dedication of our physicians and associates who strive to put the principle of keeping patients at the heart of everything they do,” said Dr. Stuart F. Seides, physician executive director of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. “And to all those patients and their physicians who entrust us with their care, we offer our most sincere gratitude.”

For the 2021-2022 “Best Hospitals” report, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 hospitals nationwide and ranked the best for 15 medical specialties, such as cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, and psychiatry. It also ranked them for 17 procedures and conditions, up from 10 last year. The new ones are heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, kidney failure, hip fracture and back surgery (spinal fusion).

The MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has one of the highest-volume cardiac programs in the nation. Each year, its doctors perform more than 2,200 heart surgeries, 5,000 electrophysiology procedures and 10,000 cardiac catheterizations. That’s far more than any other heart center in the area.

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is on the cutting edge with cardiovascular research and developments in care with some 175 clinical research studies underway through the hospital’s research arm, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network.

“As a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, we have been the premier destination for heart care in the region for more than 60 years,” Dr. Seides said. “With nearly 200 cardiovascular physician specialists available at 10 MedStar Health hospitals as well as numerous outpatient facilities distributed throughout greater Washington, D.C., and Central Maryland, patients have access to the most advanced care close to where they live and work.”

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