Complex Course of Treatment Showcases IHVI’s Team Approach

With treatment and services from cardiogenic shock to cardiac surgery, advanced heart failure, interventional cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, nursing and case management services, IHVI has built a comprehensive care team to support critically ill patients from the time they come to the hospital, throughout their time in intensive care, to release from the hospital and…

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New Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures at Inova Alexandria Hospital

Mount Vernon and Alexandria-area Patients Can Now Get Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures Closer to Home Alexandria, VA — Inova Alexandria Hospital recently started performing atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation procedures. AFib is the most common heart rhythm problem, also known as an arrhythmia, and is often identified by patients experiencing chaotic, rapid or irregular heartbeats. Ablation…

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Inova’s Multidisciplinary AFib Center Improves Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction

Brett Atwater, MD is a specialty care physician board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He serves as the Director of Heart Rhythm Services at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common arrhythmia worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 12.1…

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Findings of Major Clinical Trial Support Inova’s Approach to Treating Critical Limb Ischemia

older woman holding her leg in pain

A recent clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that vascular bypass surgery offers better outcomes than endovascular techniques for certain patients at risk for limb amputation caused by critical limb ischemia (CLI). Vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) helped to develop many of the CLI bypass techniques that…

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Improving Outcomes with a Regionalized Systems of Care For Cardiogenic Shock Treatment

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is the Co-Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories for Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Co-Director of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardiogenic Shock Program. He is board certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Cardiogenic shock is a time-sensitive and challenging condition to treat – the heart suddenly cannot pump blood to…

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Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD Announced as President of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region


Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), has been named the new President, American Heart Association Greater Washington Region. Along with incoming board members, Dr. Epps-Anderson will work to advance the mission and fundraising priorities for the American Heart Association. The board will also oversee opportunities for investment in…

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