Older adults from distressed communities attend less cardiac rehab after heart procedures

Older adults who live in disadvantaged communities are less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation (only 26%) after coronary revascularization, a study finds. Researchers say there is a critical need to address socioeconomic barriers that prevent so many patients from attending.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again achieved national ranking for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It moved up to No. 28, from No. 30 last year. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington metropolitan area. MedStar Washington also earned “high performing” ratings in cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, Urology, and in 12 common procedures and conditions.