Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): What We Know

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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD, is an epileptologist and Medical Director of the Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. The recent death of 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep apparently of an epilepsy seizure, has renewed focus on a small but ever-present threat to individuals with epilepsy:…

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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Medical Campus #1 Hospital in DC Area

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Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Nationally Ranked Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area for the 5th time, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s Gynecology department is the highest ranked in the region and #13 in the…

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Art in Action for Cancer Care

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Arts and Healing program makes a difference for cancer patients at Inova The Arts and Healing program at Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Schar) promotes the healing power of the environment on those affected by cancer, both through art installations and clinical applications. Thoughtfully selected original art can be much more than a simple distraction;…

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Forging a New Frontier in Kidney Transplant

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus patient takes part in a potentially revolutionary clinical study For about three years, Don Davis, a 58-year-old Deputy Chief Information Officer who lives in Prince William County, had severe kidney problems. This included living with kidney failure — his kidneys functioned at less than 15 percent of normal capacity — for…

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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Marianne Sherman, MA, CVRN-BC is a cardiac rehabilitation clinician for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Loudoun and Inova Fairfax Hospitals. She has more than 25 years of experience including unit management, the development of individualized treatment plans for patients with diverse cardiac diagnoses, exercise prescription, and patient education to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Heart…

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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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How Cardiovascular Genetic Testing Makes a Difference

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Inova helps one family manage gene-influenced heart disease For decades, Stephen Aldo, now 62, was diagnosed with an “insignificant” heart murmur — nothing serious enough to affect his career with the United States Marine Corps. However, while stationed in Japan in 1984, a routine physical uncovered a disease that ultimately ended his military career. Stephen…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Falls Church, VA – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Inova Fairfax, Inova Children’s, Inova Women’s and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group…

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