Heart Care Silver Spring
2014 Top Doctors - Washingtonian, March 2014
More than half of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians cardiologists were honored as Washingtonian magazine's 2014 "Top Doctors." Congratulations!
When Physician Collaboration Is the Key to a Better Outcome�- New Directions
For more than two decades, Dr. Alan Schneider has been treating Wheaton resident Mark Olkon, 61, for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The condition, which results in an abnormally thickened heart muscle, causes shortness of breath and chest pain and may be associated with a variety of abnormal heart rhythms. In spite of medical therapy, a pacemaker/defibrillator and an ablation for atrial flutter four years ago, his condition continued to deteriorate; by 2011 he had developed atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.