Inova’s Christopher O’Connor to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award from American College of Cardiology


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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How to Maximize Heart Health During Pregnancy

Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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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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Don’t ignore the symptoms: Local man survives after emergency aortic valve surgery at Inova

Living with Heart Swift decision to perform lifesaving surgery pulls retiree through harrowing experience. Expert physicians and surgeons at Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax Hospitals evaluated and treated Mr. Fleet with emergency aortic arch and aortic valve replacement. One afternoon last April, Clyde Vogie Fleet was attending a friend’s retirement party at a restaurant in…

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Diet Reduces Heart Disease

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#1 killer of Americans targeted by healthy eating FALLS CHURCH, VA – (March 19, 2013) – March is National Nutrition Month. Eating right not only improves your overall health, it also reduces risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Nationally, 600,000 people die of heart disease annually—accounting…

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