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MedStar Union Memorial Improves Cardiac Catheterization Procedure with New Device

Makes Procedure More Comfortable, Even Easier to Recover From BALTIMORE—(November 5, 2018)—MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, part of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, has become the first hospital in the state of Maryland to use a cardiac catheterization device that allows for a smaller entry into the artery in the wrist, leading to a faster and more comfortable recovery from the common procedure. MedStar Union Memorial is one of only four hospitals in the country that currently use the device, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in June. The move cements MedStar Union Memorial Hospital’s status as a…

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Cardiac Team at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Performs Successful MitraClip Procedure

Procedure in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair is First for the Hospital BALTIMORE—A team at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute in September successfully clipped together the two flaps of a patient’s leaky mitral value using the MitraClip, a device that may soon be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in many more patients. The MitraClip offers a way to repair a mitral valve without open heart surgery.  The device is implanted by accessing the patient’s heart through a vein in their groin. “This is just one of many transformational technologies that…

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MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Program Honored for Exceeding Standards

Earns Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer

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MedStar Health to Host Innovative Approaches To Heart Care Webcast

Webcast Will Focus on Transradial Cardiac Catheterizations and Structural Heart Conditions

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