How to Maximize Heart Health During Pregnancy

Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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Aspirin & Heart Risk: Revised Guidelines Encourage More Selective Aspirin Use

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New recommendations discourage aspirin use as preventive heart measure for some, but patients should talk to their doctor before discontinuing daily aspirin use. Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at the Inova Cardiology Fairfax office. He is…

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Heart-Healthy Exercise: Can you Exercise Safely with Heart Problems?

Sunal Makadia, MD, is a specialty care physician board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine with Inova Cardiology in Lutherville, Maryland. He has a special interest in sports cardiology. Maybe you were a serious athlete before a heart attack or bypass surgery stopped you in your tracks. Maybe you’ve never been a sporty type, but…

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Improving the Odds of Survival From Serious Heart Condition

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New protocol for cardiogenic shock improves outcomes for patients Cardiogenic shock — associated with a 50% mortality for nearly two decades — is a syndrome in which the failing heart can’t provide sufficient blood flow to the organs. In January 2017, physicians at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) implemented a new protocol that has…

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Inova Gets Heart Smart

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Inova celebrates the Dudley family gift for the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation In December 2018, Inova held an event to honor a donation to create The Dudley Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. The Dudley Family Foundation partnered with Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) to develop the new institution, a state-of-the-art center to encourage innovation and…

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A Tale From the Heart

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Inova doctor’s inspiring medical story convinces patient to undergo open aortic surgery Raymond Fernandez had already been through extensive treatment for his abdominal aortic aneurysm. To have it repaired, he had undergone minimally invasive endovascular procedures with a specialist twice in the past 10 years. So he was feeling deeply depressed and confused when he…

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Inova Gives Heartburn a Gut Check

Dcotors celebrate after 200th LINX procedure.

Heartburn Treatment Center performs 200th minimally invasive procedure The Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital is one of the busiest centers in the United States when it comes to performing the LINX procedure. In fact, the center celebrated its 200th LINX procedure last September and has since completed more than 230 LINX procedures to…

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Learn the Signs: Heart Attack Can Happen to Anyone

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Dean Pollock, MD, FACC is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Heart Center, a hub for advanced cardiovascular care in Loudoun County. Dr. Pollock is a board certified cardiologist with Virginia Heart and has 41 years of clinical experience. Let’s “Attack” heart attacks for…

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