Heart Failure Patients Get Transplants the Same Day, Fall in Love 5 Years Later

Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja’

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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Inova’s heart team gives emergency lifesaving care to a young soldier from Walter Reed

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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