Inova Saves Debbie’s Life Three Times: Lifesaving Actions in Stroke and Heart Care

(Editor’s note: Inova is a leading heart and stroke care health system in Northern Virginia. It’s one of the few in the region that performs mechanical thrombectomy. This specialized neurosurgical procedure treats certain types of strokes with minimally invasive methods. This story shows comprehensive stroke emergency response in action.) The day Debbie Hembree had a…

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Inova’s Programs Provide Free Caregiver Support

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor all those who care for loved ones each day. Inova Health System recognizes the important role of caregivers, who work tirelessly to keep family members healthy and safe. Caregiving can bring many joys — and it can also be challenging and overwhelming. So Inova provides…

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Improving Outcomes with a Regionalized Systems of Care For Cardiogenic Shock Treatment

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is the Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories for Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Co-Director of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardiogenic Shock Program. He is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Cardiogenic shock is a time-sensitive and challenging condition to treat – the heart suddenly cannot pump blood to…

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Don’t Let Urinary Incontinence Hold You Back

Rahel Ghenbot, MD, is a urogynecologist board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology at Inova Urogynecology in Leesburg. Dr. Ghenbot specializes in minimally invasive surgery to treat urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and abnormalities of the urogenital tract. Far too many women suffer in silence with urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). Maybe you were…

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Cancer Prevention Through Nutrition

Marion Irvin, RD, LD, CNSC, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is board-certified in nutrition support. Approximately 40 percent of all cancer cases can be attributed to modifiable risk factors. These are risk factors based on habits that are within our control. One large decision we…

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With NeuroPace, Inova Epilepsy Center Offers Christian an Effective Treatment for His Complex Epilepsy

Christian Schott, 38, has been battling epilepsy since he was in fifth grade, enduring bullying from classmates after having seizures at school. But things changed when Christian moved to the Washington, DC, region to pursue a new job opportunity in software engineering that fit his skills and experience in computer science and electrical engineering. Here,…

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When a Loved One Faces Mental Health Challenges, Be Sure to Keep Self-Care on Your Priority List

Christina Barker, LCP, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and completed National Certified Counselor Certification. She serves as the Manager of the Behavioral Health Ambulatory Program for Inova Behavioral Health Services. Mental health is just as important as physical health is. After decades of dismissing the role of mental wellness in a person’s overall wellbeing,…

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Establishing Expertise in Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant

Inova’s advanced lung disease and transplant team has performed about 150 lung transplants over the past five years. And the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Inova, Shambhu Aryal, MD, knows every one of those patients. “We develop a very intimate relationship with our patients,” Dr. Aryal says. “That kind of personalized care is…

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