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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Vascular Surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Use State-of-the-Art Techniques to Expand Range of Patients Treated for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

The vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) are successfully expanding the range of patients who can be treated for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a leading cause of death in the United States, through open surgery and less invasive, endovascular procedures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common causes of…

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Aspirin & Heart Risk: Revised Guidelines Encourage More Selective Aspirin Use

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~ Updated as of November 22, 2021 New recommendations discourage aspirin use as a preventive heart measure for some, but patients should talk to their doctor before discontinuing daily aspirin use. Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Receives Recognition as a Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation

Award recognizes Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s commitment to best practices, quality for mitral valve repair Fairfax, VA — Inova Heart and Vascular Institute has received the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation for a demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes resulting from evidence-based, guideline-directed degenerative…

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IHVI Introduces New Cardiovascular Hybrid OR

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. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is one of the most technologically advanced…

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Inova, Virginia Heart Extend Affiliation to Better Serve Heart Patients

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Inova Health System is pleased to announce that we are extending our long-standing relationship with Virginia Heart to expand access and improve quality of care and service for patients throughout the area. National studies have repeatedly shown that better alignment produces higher value care, results in better outcomes, and increases patient satisfaction, all of which…

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Saving Lives and Limbs: Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Advances Techniques to Treat Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

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New Intervention Can Prevent Amputations Vascular surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) are among the first in the world to demonstrate that a technique called distal venous arterialization (DVA) can be a successful intervention for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) in limbs that otherwise might be viewed as unsalvageable. IHVI is one…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Recruiting Patients for AFib Stroke Prevention Device Clinical Trial

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is an Inova interventional cardiologist, Director of Inova’s Left Atrial Appendage Closure/WATCHMAN Program and Co-Director of Inova’s Structural Heart Disease Program. Dr. Sherwood is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation (AFib) and take oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinners) every day. These…

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