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Direct anterior total hip replacement now available at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Get Hip Inova Fairfax Hospital is pleased to offer osteoarthritis patients Direct Anterior Hip Replacement closer to home Traditionally, total hip replacement procedures have resulted in relief from arthritis pain. Unfortunately, lengthy recovery times and numerous post-surgery precautions, including limitations on how far the hip can bend, have been part of the package. Today, the…

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Women: Take note of heart attack risk factors and symptoms

Women, Have a Heart February is American Heart Month. Ladies, to celebrate the occasion, make healthy life choices and pay close attention to heart attack risk factors and symptoms. Heart Disease Risk Factors Several traditional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, family history and age, affect both women and men, but…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Receives Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Accreditation

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova this week announced that the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) has been approved as a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)-accredited center.  CFF care centers provide expert care and specialized disease management to people living with cystic fibrosis (CF), which has led to improved length and quality of…

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Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital Achieve LEED Silver Certification

FALLS CHURCH, VA — January 24, 2017 — Inova  today announced that Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital have achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The LEED certified facility includes optimal air quality, natural light and low- or no-toxicity building materials. Part of a 665,000-square-foot campus expansion, the Women’s and Children’s hospitals  are …

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‘She’s pretty special:’ Defying odds, the D.C. area’s first heart transplant patient is still alive 30 years later, The Washington Post, December 27, 2016

We are so happy to celebrate a special anniversary with Eva Baisey. She received a heart transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital 30 years ago! Read more.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/12/27/shes-pretty-special-defying-odds-the-d-c-areas-first-heart-transplant-patient-is-still-alive-30-years-later/

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Inova Fairfax Hospital stays on the cutting edge of artificial heart technology

Heart Smart Patients at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute are taking part in a medical trial that is testing state-of-the-art artificial heart pump technology. Artificial heart pumps allow patients with advanced heart failure to live more normal lives while awaiting heart transplants. The technology has come a long way since the first heart pump was…

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New Prepared Parent app offers key health information

Be Prepared! In August, Inova Children’s Hospital officially launched its Prepared Parent mobile app, which provides parents with important medical information and a direct communication link to hospital staff in an easily accessible format. “With this app, we wanted to engage with our community in a way that parents like to engage with us,” says…

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