Heart rhythm is the essence of life, and heart rhythm disorders can cause problems that can be very benign or potentially very serious. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s cardiac electrophysiology service offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment methods to help keep hearts healthy and in rhythm.
Dr. Jose Vargas is working at the NIH conducting research on the genetic basis of heart disease. Thanks to recent advances in imaging and improved genomic sequencing, previously implausible studies now promise to shed light on the interaction between genes and distinct cardiovascular phenotypes.
Cardiovascular imaging has experienced marked growth in the past several decades, allowing physicians to visualize and understand the heart and blood vessels. At MedStar Georgetown we offer all types of cardiac imaging examinations to visualize the heart in nearly any possible way imaginable.
Many of the causes of heart disease can be treated or modified. The MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at Georgetown University Hospital is here to help with lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and exercise.