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

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 simultaneous kidney transplant. Additionally, Inova has extended the upper age cutoff for lung transplantation to 75 years.…

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Inova Dream B!G announces the inaugural “Young Hearts Go Red STEMinist Event”

A day of empowering discovery in STEM and Cardiovascular Health Fairfax, VA — Inova Fairfax Hospital hosted 50 young women, grades 7th-12th, for a workforce development program designed to encourage students to explore healthcare career opportunities. The  event was dedicated to empowering young minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and promoting awareness about…

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Inflammation’s role in heart disease

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Jared Spitz, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular disease physician. He practices at the Inova Cardiology offices in Fairfax, Fair Oaks and Ballston. An elevated cholesterol level is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Increasingly, treatment of inflammation has gained attention as an important part of heart disease prevention. The U.S. Food and…

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Inova’s Cardiogenic Shock Team and ECMO Program are the reason John Harrity is alive today

John Harrity

Imagine: You are playing a weekly pick-up basketball game with friends. You are in great shape — trim, fit and competitive. But suddenly, you’re short of breath. You sit on the sideline, something you’re not known to do. Your friends take notice. When they ask what’s wrong, you say, “Call 911.” You don’t remember anything…

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4 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Ahmed Saleh, MD is a cardiologist board certified in cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular ultrasound interpretation and internal medicine at Inova. He loves spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer, exercising, and traveling. Stay on top of your heart health Your heart works hard to keep your entire system functioning. Caring for your…

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A Minimally Invasive Option for Pulmonary Regurgitation

Wayne Batchelor, MD ,MHS is Associate Director of Inova Schar Heart and Vascular, System Director of Interventional Cardiology, and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Education at Inova Health System. Dr. Batchelor is board certified in cardiology with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Catherine Tomasulo, MD, is Director of Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiology at…

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Inova Cardio-Oncology Program Expands Services to Protect Long-Term Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular effects from cancer treatment can develop years later and are the second leading cause of death among cancer survivors. Inova’s Cardio-Oncology Program prevents, detects and treats heart issues in people whose lives are touched by cancer. It draws on the world-class expertise of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Schar Heart and Vascular.…

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Inova’s Heart and Vascular Programs Receive $75 Million Gift from Dwight and Martha Schar

Dwight and Martha Schar with Inova executives

Institute will be renamed to Inova Schar Heart and Vascular; Schars offer challenge to Northern Virginia community Falls Church, VA – Today Inova announced a transformational gift from long-time supporters of Inova, Dwight and Martha Schar, to support the hospital system’s heart and vascular programs. The Schars’ gift of $75 million – one of the…

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