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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 […]

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 […]

Taking Care of David For years, David Blimmel trained athletes to achieve their maximum potential. A fitness enthusiast and former personal trainer, he knew a thing or two about physical and mental endurance. But a little over a year ago when the 44-year-old network engineer was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bladder cancer, […]

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Performance Award

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Performance Award NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum award recognizes high standards of care Falls Church, VA – August 30, 2016 – Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Performance Award Inova Heart and Vascular […]

At-risk patients with blood clots will benefit from Inova Fairfax Hospital’s new pulmonary embolism response team

A  “S.W.A.T.”  Team for Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition in the United States, with roughly 600,000 cases each year. PE is a vascular emergency, and about one-third of patients who have a PE will die from it. However, if it is recognized and treated early, most patients thrive. PE occurs when […]

Inova’s Thrombosis Research Center to conduct research on drugs for cardiovascular disease

State of the Heart Staying on the leading edge of medicine is important to the doctors and staff at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. It has led to the establishment of the new Inova Center for Thrombosis Research and Drug Development, which is under the direction of Paul A. Gurbel, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular […]

Local “weekend warrior” returns to basketball court after successful ACL reconstruction

Game Changer When work, family and social commitments fill the calendar, squeezing in a daily workout can be tough. Enter the “weekend warrior,” the 30-to-50-something sports enthusiast who packs seven days of moderate exercise into a few days of high-intensity workouts. While any amount of exercise is beneficial, strenuous exertion following long periods of inactivity […]

Inova Is offering a genomics test that helps determine future reactions to medications

Know Your Baby Inova Women’s Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the nation to offer an optional state-of-the-art test for newborns that can help determine how they may react to certain medications. Known as MediMap™, this pharmacogenomics, or PGx, test informs doctors about a child’s genetic makeup, which can help doctors make decisions […]

Washington Redskins and Inova Form Strategic Health and Wellness Partnership

Loudoun County facility to be renamed to Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park as the two organizations launch new programs and initiatives to improve the overall health of the community LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — July 25, 2016 — The Washington Redskins and Inova announce today a strategic partnership to bring timely and relevant health and […]

Northern Virginia Chamber Awards Knox Singleton Lifetime Achievement Award

2016 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Falls Church, VA. –June 22, 2016 – Inova CEO Knox Singleton today was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards. The award was presented to Mr. Singleton at the Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21. Presented across […]

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