Dr. Garima Sharma receives supplemental AHA grant to study social determinants of the risk of high blood pressure in women of reproductive age

Garima Sharma, MD, Director of Inova’s Cardio-Obstetrics and Cardiovascular Women’s Health program, was recently awarded a supplemental grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to continue work on the project, The Social Determinants of the Risk of Hypertension in Women of Reproductive Age (SAFE HEART). Dr. Sharma is a co-principal investigator of the study along…

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Inova partners with transplant patients to improve patient care experience

In 2020, the transplant team at Inova established a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to enhance healthcare delivery for transplant patients and improve their overall experience. The PFAC serves as a platform for patients and caregivers to share valuable feedback and insights with the transplant team on better meeting patient needs during the various…

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How Inova is addressing patient messages

We take great pride in offering compassionate and seamless care that is always on time. Because of this, our doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants dedicate many hours to answering messages from their patients outside regular appointments, as they truly care about ensuring each patient gets the best possible clinical advice for the individual’s specific…

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Latitia got a new heart and new lungs in 2023 – as Inova celebrates a record-breaking 50 lung transplants

Latitia Figgs family

In 2023, Inova established a new institutional record for lung transplants performed in a year, completing a total of 50. That number included four heart-lung transplants, our first HIV lung transplant and our first lung retransplantation with a subsequent kidney transplant the following day. Additionally, Inova has extended the upper age cutoff for lung transplantation…

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Inova’s orthopedic trauma team participates in a landmark trial on infection prevention with a significant decrease in surgical site infection rates

Fairfax, VA, February 13, 2024 — The orthopedic trauma team at Inova Fairfax Hospital participated in a landmark multicenter trial on infection prevention in surgery, the results of which were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Conducted at Inova along with 24 additional hospitals in the United States and Canada the study…

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Your guide to health screenings by age

Health screenings are an important part of preventive care. Screening tests look for signs of health problems or chronic diseases. They can often detect diseases before you experience symptoms. Diagnosing health problems early often means they’ll be easier to treat. Health screenings can be blood tests, imaging tests, physical exams or questionnaires. The screenings you…

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Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team recognized for work in severe extremity trauma

Inova team members

The work of Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team received important recognition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in 2023. METRC, including Inova Fairfax, wins the 2023 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier award This year’s Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award was given to the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) which includes Inova Fairfax’s…

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Inova Oncology: Bridging hope and innovation

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a profound and life-altering event that necessitates access to the best possible care. At Inova Schar Cancer, we recognize the critical importance of striking a balance between clinical expertise and a patient-centric approach. Our unwavering commitment to providing world-class cancer care has garnered consistent recognition in various areas, including colon…

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