Aspirin Use: Significant Change in National Guidelines for Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

person with medication tablet on their hand

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently finalized new guidance advising against daily aspirin use by certain people to prevent a first heart attack or stroke – a reversal of the panel’s 2016 recommendations.    In general, for people 40 to 59 years of age who are at increased risk of developing heart…

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After a Heart-Lung Transplant, a Mother Gets a Second Chance

Heart lung transplant survivor and family

Tandy was still in her 30s when she started experiencing shortness of breath. She was a runner, but suddenly she couldn’t run more than two minutes without having to stop. Eventually, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Despite medical management, her condition deteriorated rapidly. “I had stations set up in the hallway so…

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Inova’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Options Help Patients with Heart Valve Disease

Eric L. Sarin, MD, is a cardiac and thoracic surgeon with Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI). He is Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program and Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research.  Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is an Inova interventional cardiologist, Director of Inova’s Left Atrial Appendage Closure/WATCHMAN…

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What You Need to Know About Cardiovascular Health During Pregnancy

Paula Pinell-Salles, MD, FACC, specializes in general cardiology and vascular medicine and is a Co-Founder of Inova’s Women’s Heart Health program. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Pinell-Salles is a cardiologist in Virginia Heart’s Fairfax office.  For most women, pregnancy is marked by good health and the excitement of bringing a new life into the world. Still,…

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Women and Heart Disease: Signs and Symptoms are Different from Men

Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. She is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease and has clinical interests in preventative care, women’s heart health, coronary artery disease and structural (valvular) heart disease. She is based at the Inova Cardiology – Fairfax office located at the Inova…

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A Holistic Approach to Managing Cholesterol: Looking Beyond the Numbers

Jason Morda, MD, is an Inova cardiologist who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He practices in the Inova Cardiology offices located in Alexandria, Springfield-Franconia, Mount Vernon and Woodbridge. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia and did his residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also completed his fellowship…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Is Easy and Satisfying

Kelsey Coulter, RDN, has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2020, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware. She currently provides medical nutrition therapy in the acute care setting as well as nutrition counseling and education for the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Kelly Ellington, RDN, CSOWM, earned…

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