IHVI Cardiologist Co-Author of Nationally Published Study on New Test to Detect Acute Heart Transplant Rejection

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The findings from a study of a new blood test offering a less invasive approach and earlier detection of acute heart transplant rejection were published in the March 23 issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. The article is based on a study co-authored by Palak Shah, MD, MS, an Inova Heart…

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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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Personalized Care for Heart Failure Patients

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Robert Cole, MD, shares how the CardioMEMS™ device is improving the lives of those living with congestive heart failure Using the state-of-the-art CardioMEMS™ device, Inova’s advanced heart failure specialists can monitor their patients’ conditions remotely, promptly identifying when medical intervention is needed to help avoid repeated and costly admissions to the hospital. Congestive heart failure…

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Progressive Coronary Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Designation marks significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment Falls Church, VA – August 2, 2019 – The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for…

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Women: Take note of heart attack risk factors and symptoms

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Women, Have a Heart February is American Heart Month. Ladies, to celebrate the occasion, make healthy life choices and pay close attention to heart attack risk factors and symptoms. Heart Disease Risk Factors Several traditional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, family history and age, affect both women and men, but…

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Inova Alexandria’s award-winning Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) expands thanks to gift from The Twig

Healing the Heart Award-winning cardiovascular critical care unit in Alexandria, VA expands to heighten care delivery, thanks to major gift from junior auxiliary Recovery from a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or a complex surgery can be difficult. Guided by experience, skill and compassion, the medical team at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Cardiovascular…

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New Hope for Heart Patients: Inova Performs New Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Read Dr. Sherwood’s profile. On Wednesday, September 28, the structural heart disease team performed a novel technique to replace a diseased aortic valve in an 81-year-old man. The new technique, transcaval…

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