The Dangers of High Blood Pressure: Why You Should Know Your Numbers

Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiovascular care physician at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. High blood pressure is extremely common. But that doesn’t mean it’s nothing to worry about. Untreated high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can lead to a variety of serious health problems.…

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Stroke Reduction Device Offers Hope to At-Risk AFib Patients on Blood Thinners

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Among the First to Use Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Stroke Reduction Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) clinicians are among the first in the Washington, DC region to implant a next-generation stroke risk reduction device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that affects as…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Heart: How Much is Too Much?

David Kopin, MD, is a general cardiologist who is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. You eat well, exercise and try to stay healthy — but you also enjoy a beer while watching the game, or a glass of wine at dinner. Can alcohol ever be part of a heart-healthy diet? Here’s…

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Inova’s Christopher O’Connor to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award from American College of Cardiology

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Falls Church, VA (February 4, 2021) The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently announced Christopher O’Connor, MD, MACC, President of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), was chosen to receive the 2021 ACC Distinguished Scientist Award – Clinical Domain. This award recognizes Dr. O’Connor’s extraordinary career as a trailblazer in cardiovascular and heart failure…

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Alan M. Speir Honored for Remarkable Contributions to Cardiothoracic Surgery Advocacy

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STS Distinguished Service Award recognizes commitment to the Society and the specialty CHICAGO (January 31, 2021) – Esteemed cardiothoracic surgeon Alan M. Speir, MD, is the recipient of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2021 Distinguished Service Award, which was presented today during the Society’s virtual 57th Annual Meeting. “Dr. Speir’s dedication to the Society and…

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence

Also Cited as “Exemplar” for a Best Practice Care Model Falls Church, VA – (December 16, 2020) – Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce it has once again been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the highest organizational honor awarded for nursing excellence. Currently…

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Inova Health System Recognized by the ACC in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report

American College of Cardiology acknowledges health systems for their commitment to quality care for heart patients Falls Church, VA, 2020 –  Inova has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top health systems in the U.S. for providing…

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Transforming Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Care with the ALTO Abdominal Stent Graft System

Dipankar Mukherjee, MD, the lead investigator for Inova’s clinical trial on the device, discusses how the recently FDA-approved ALTO™ device is transforming treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). With the commercial release of the ALTO™ Abdominal Stent Graft System, Inova’s vascular surgeons are helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with abdominal aortic…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s Schaufeld Family Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center Opens New Space

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Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center in the North Patient Tower. This space is double the size of the previous location with over 6,000 square feet offering space for clinical programs and…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute a Leading Contributor to National Care Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S. in late February and early March, several physicians from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) were at the forefront of developing guidance that is now in use nationwide to direct cardiac care. “Our team’s dedication to assuring that cardiovascular patients receive timely and high quality care in a…

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