Inova’s Cardiogenic Shock Team and ECMO Program Are the Reason John Harrity Is Alive Today

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Imagine: You are playing a weekly pick-up basketball game with friends. You are in great shape — trim, fit and competitive. But suddenly, you’re short of breath. You sit on the sideline, something you’re not known to do. Your friends take notice. When they ask what’s wrong, you say, “Call 911.” You don’t remember anything…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital receives special recognition for heart attack care

ACTION-Oriented Inova Alexandria Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. We are one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Inova Alexandria’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that…

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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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Heart attack symptoms are often different for women

Inova Loudoun Hospital Urges Women to Recognize the Signs of Heart Attack Heart attacks are commonly associated with devastating chest pain. But for women, the symptoms are often more subtle. “Everybody always thinks of a heart attack as crushing chest pain, but evidence and research says that women present quite differently,” says David Reich, Director…

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Constant communication between cardiology and emergency services ensures superior care at Inova Loudoun

State of the Heart Heart attack patients are in capable hands at Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH). Specially trained doctors, streamlined communication and a first-class catheterization lab are some of the characteristics of ILH’s heart program. State-of-the-Art Cath Lab ILH first opened its cardiac catheterization (cath) lab in 2006, thanks to a gift from the Schaufeld…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

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Media Contact: Amy Richards, 703.391.3390  FAIRFAX, VA – (November 7, 2013) – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

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Media Contact: Rita Wakefield, 703.664-7109ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 5, 2013) – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Earns Joint Commission Certification for Heart Attack Care

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Falls Church, VA – (November 23, 2010) — The Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) – also know as heart attack – by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and…

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