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Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Come to an Ask The Expert Lecture

Ask The Expert lectures are available on a range of topics.

Physicians to speak on care for joints, heart, spine, and other topics Knees, Hips, Shoulders and Other Joints Osteoarthritis and the Latest Advances in Joint Replacement Michael Anvari, MD Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus *Physicians Conference Center 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA *or join via webinar Treatment Options for Hip…

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Learn the Facts to Breathe Easy

Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board-certified in pulmonary disease. She is the director of education for the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Many people know that high blood pressure is cause for concern. But most people are not aware that…

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Inova Children’s Heart Program Provides Specialized Care

Lucas Collazo, MD, and Mitchell Cohen, MD, lead program that monitors congenital heart disease Lucas Collazo, MD, congenital cardiac surgeon, and Mitchell Cohen, MD,  pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist, serve on the highly regarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI)  team. In October 2017 they partnered to co-direct the Inova Children’s Heart Program, providing specialized…

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What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis and What Should I Know About It?

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Q and A with Anthony Comerota, MD, vascular surgeon at Inova Alexandria Hospital As care continues to improve for cardiovascular diseases, we’re observing reduced rates of heart attack and stroke. However, there is increasing incidence of venous thromboembolic events, such as deep vein thrombosis  (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and death due to PE. DVT is…

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Thirty Years of Cardiac Support

Mended Hearts celebrates anniversary at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus In September, the local chapter of Mended Hearts celebrated 30 years of supporting the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) community. Mended Hearts, a national organization and the largest peer-to-peer cardiac support network in the world, brings volunteers who have already had heart surgery into the rooms of…

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Stroke victim rescued: 3-year-old saves father’s life via FaceTime

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Thank you to David Culver and the team at NBC Washington for sharing this amazing story. Using her father’s smartphone, 3-year old Molly McCabe was able to call her mother at work to report that her father seemed sick. By showing her mother where Daddy was on Facetime, mom was able to ascertain that her…

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

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 Tests Chelation Therapy to Lower Heart Event Risk

Christopher deFilippi, MD, is a cardiologist board certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a member of Inova Medical Group and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, and practices at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Most patients who have experienced one heart attack are understandably worried about having a second. At Inova Fairfax Hospital, we’re excited to…

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Inova cardiac researchers publish JAMA article on use of intensive lipid-lowering drugs

The question over who should use cholesterol reducing medication is a hotly debated topic among physicians. Researchers at Inova just published an analysis in the current edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) providing foundational findings that will help change the understanding of when and how to use intensive lipid-lowering therapy to…

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