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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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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Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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New recommendations discourage aspirin use as preventive heart measure for some, but patients should talk to their doctor before discontinuing daily aspirin use. Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at the Inova Cardiology Fairfax office. He is…

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Robert T. Cole, MD, specializes in heart failure and transplant at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant 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…

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New protocol for cardiogenic shock improves outcomes for patients Cardiogenic shock — associated with a 50% mortality for nearly two decades — is a syndrome in which the failing heart can’t provide sufficient blood flow to the organs. In January 2017, physicians at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) implemented a new protocol that has…

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Dudley family with Inova leaders

Inova celebrates the Dudley family gift for the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation In December 2018, Inova held an event to honor a donation to create The Dudley Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. The Dudley Family Foundation partnered with Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) to develop the new institution, a state-of-the-art center to encourage innovation and…

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Inova doctor’s inspiring medical story convinces patient to undergo open aortic surgery Raymond Fernandez had already been through extensive treatment for his abdominal aortic aneurysm. To have it repaired, he had undergone minimally invasive endovascular procedures with a specialist twice in the past 10 years. So he was feeling deeply depressed and confused when he…

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