The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) designated Inova Fairfax Medical Campus a Gold Level Center of Excellence for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation- a therapy that has been successful in treating some of Inova’s most critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life support machine that is used during life-threatening reversible…

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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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Against All Odds Inova heart transplant patients, who never met while receiving lifesaving care in adjoining hospital rooms, reconnected and found enduring love On Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja’s first date, the couple paused their dinner for a medicine break. Both needed to take anti-rejection drugs to help sustain their transplanted hearts. “It was a…

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Victory on the Home Front All the way from Kosovo: A U.S. Army specialist with rapidly declining heart function due to infection was transferred via Macedonia, then Germany, then Walter Reed Medical Center, and finally to Inova to receive life-saving care. The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine took the burden off his heart and lungs…

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