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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Preventing Heart Problems: Take Action for a Healthy Heart

Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. First the bad news: Heart disease is both common and deadly. Heart disease causes 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States each year, making it the top cause of death in both men…

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What Is the Inova Congenital Heart Program?

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Unique program in region helps both adults and children A congenital heart defect, also known as congenital heart disease (CHD), occurs when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. While CHD is often diagnosed in infancy, some defects are harder to detect than others and may not be diagnosed…

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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

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Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute to Reunite Heart Recovery Patients with their Medical Caregivers

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Falls Church, VA – Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) is hosting a Heart Recovery Reunion on December 13, to honor and reunite patients who have survived advanced heart failure or a heart attack complicated by cardiogenic shock. This event will celebrate those who have recovered following use of innovative treatments available at IHVI and will…

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New TIF Procedure Offers a Better Solution for Chronic Heartburn

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Treatment offers alternative to traditional surgery for acid reflux Providing the best patient experience means staying on top of the latest in medical technology. Starting July 1, doctors at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) began performing the new TIF 2.0 procedure on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux. The purpose…

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Inova Children’s Heart Program Provides Specialized Care

Tiny Heartbeats: Lucas Collazo, MD, and Mitchell Cohen, MD, lead program that monitors congenital heart disease Lucas Collazo, MD, congenital cardiac surgeon, and Mitchell Cohen, MD,  pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist, serve on the highly regarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI)  team. In October 2017 they partnered to co-direct the Inova Children’s Heart Program,…

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Inova Tests Chelation Therapy to Lower Heart Event Risk

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Christopher deFilippi, MD, is a cardiologist board certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a member of Inova Medical Group and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, and practices at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Most patients who have experienced one heart attack are understandably worried about having a second. At Inova Fairfax Hospital, we’re excited to…

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