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Surviving Cardiogenic Shock: Survival Rates Soar at Inova

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He is medical director of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute cardiac catheterization laboratories, and co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Program.  An innovative team-based approach to treating cardiogenic shock at Inova is helping more patients survive this dangerous condition — and we have the numbers to…

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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What is AFib? A Guide to Atrial Fibrillations Symptoms & Treatments

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Marc H. Wish, MD, is board-certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sherwood and Dr. Wish practice at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.  Atrial fibrillation — commonly called AFib — is a heart rhythm problem that causes…

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Preventing Heart Problems: Take Action for a Healthy Heart

Paul Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Thrombosis Research and Drug Development Center at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. First the…

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Heart Disease in Women & Men: Can You Spot the Differences?

Kelly Epps, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. She is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and has a clinical interest in preventative care and women’s heart health.         Behnam Tehrani, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.…

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Care for Yourself to Care Well for Others: 8 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Erica N. Campbell, MD, is board certified in family medicine and has fellowship training in geriatric medicine. She is a member of Inova Medical Group’s Advanced Illness and Geriatrics section. She has a special interest in senior medicine, senior mental health disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and preventive disease care.   If you’re caring for an aging…

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Gaining Perspective: An OBGYN Doctor Becomes the Patient

Ramata Niang, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a member of the Inova Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology team. She has a special interest in managing high-risk pregnancies, uterine fibroids, menopause and minimally invasive surgery.   When I was expecting my second child earlier this year, I knew exactly where I wanted…

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Healing Sick Babies: It Takes a Team

 Robin L. Baker, MD, cares for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Inova Children’s Hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. He is board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics.     Each year, an estimated 15 million babies around the world are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes, and one…

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Mammograms 101: Your Guide to Breast Imaging

Stephanie Carr, RT (R) (M), is a registered radiologic technologist with specialized training in mammography. She is the Mammography Team Leader for Inova Loudoun Hospital and ILH’s associated outpatient imaging centers in Ashburn, Leesburg and Dulles South.   This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not take a cue from the pink…

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