Saving Lives and Limbs: Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Advances Techniques to Treat Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

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New Intervention Can Prevent Amputations Vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) are among the first in the world to demonstrate that a technique called distal venous arterialization (DVA) can be a successful intervention for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) in limbs that otherwise might be viewed as unsalvageable. IHVI is one…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Recruiting Patients for AFib Stroke Prevention Device Clinical Trial

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is an Inova interventional cardiologist, Director of Inova’s Left Atrial Appendage Closure/WATCHMAN Program and Co-Director of Inova’s Structural Heart Disease Program. Dr. Sherwood is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation (AFib) and take oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinners) every day. These…

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Inova Studies High-Tech Improvements for Heart Failure Treatment

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of Inova’s Heart Failure & Transplant Program. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, VA and is a co-principal investigator of the HF-eVOLUTION study. Akshay Desai, MD,…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Heart: How Much is Too Much?

David Kopin, MD, is a general cardiologist who is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. You eat well, exercise and try to stay healthy — but you also enjoy a beer while watching the game, or a glass of wine at dinner. Can alcohol ever be part of a heart-healthy diet? Here’s…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s Schaufeld Family Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center Opens New Space

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Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center in the North Patient Tower. This space is double the size of the previous location with over 6,000 square feet offering space for clinical programs and…

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High Blood Pressure Guidelines: Take Control to Protect Your Heart

Afrooz Ardestani, MD, is a specialty care cardiologist board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography and internal medicine. High blood pressure is very common. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have blood pressure above the healthy range. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s no big deal. Untreated, high blood pressure…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute a Leading Contributor to National Care Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S. in late February and early March, several physicians from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) were at the forefront of developing guidance that is now in use nationwide to direct cardiac care. “Our team’s dedication to assuring that cardiovascular patients receive timely and high quality care in a…

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Personalized Care for Heart Failure Patients

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Robert Cole, MD, shares how the CardioMEMS™ device is improving the lives of those living with congestive heart failure Using the state-of-the-art CardioMEMS™ device, Inova’s advanced heart failure specialists can monitor their patients’ conditions remotely, promptly identifying when medical intervention is needed to help avoid repeated and costly admissions to the hospital. Congestive heart failure…

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