Findings of Major Clinical Trial Support Inova’s Approach to Treating Critical Limb Ischemia

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A recent clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that vascular bypass surgery offers better outcomes than endovascular techniques for certain patients at risk for limb amputation caused by critical limb ischemia (CLI). Vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) helped to develop many of the CLI bypass techniques that…

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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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All Five Inova Hospitals Receive Straight ‘A’s from the Leapfrog Group for Nine Consecutive Periods

Falls Church, VA  – Inova is proud to announce that once again, all five hospitals have earned “A” Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States. The grades are based on a hospital’s ability to prevent…

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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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Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD Announced as President of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region


Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), has been named the new President, American Heart Association Greater Washington Region. Along with incoming board members, Dr. Epps-Anderson will work to advance the mission and fundraising priorities for the American Heart Association. The board will also oversee opportunities for investment in…

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Aspirin Use: Significant Change in National Guidelines for Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently finalized new guidance advising against daily aspirin use by certain people to prevent a first heart attack or stroke – a reversal of the panel’s 2016 recommendations.    In general, for people 40 to 59 years of age who are at increased risk of developing heart…

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All Five Inova Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Straight ‘A’s by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – All five Inova hospitals have once again received “A” grades by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. Inova Loudoun Hospital is one of only 22 hospitals in the United States, and one…

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After a Heart-Lung Transplant, a Mother Gets a Second Chance

Heart lung transplant survivor and family

Tandy was still in her 30s when she started experiencing shortness of breath. She was a runner, but suddenly she couldn’t run more than two minutes without having to stop. Eventually, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Despite medical management, her condition deteriorated rapidly. “I had stations set up in the hallway so…

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