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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Inova Studies High-Tech Improvements for Heart Failure Treatment

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of Inova’s Heart Failure & Transplant Program. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, VA and is a co-principal investigator of the HF-eVOLUTION study. Akshay Desai, MD,…

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IHVI Cardiologist Co-Author of Nationally Published Study on New Test to Detect Acute Heart Transplant Rejection

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The findings from a study of a new blood test offering a less invasive approach and earlier detection of acute heart transplant rejection were published in the March 23 issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. The article is based on a study co-authored by Palak Shah, MD, MS, an Inova Heart…

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Inova Study Offers New Treatment for Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at the Inova Cardiology Fairfax office. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Tricuspid valve regurgitation is a relatively common problem. Millions of Americans have the condition, which is caused…

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The Dangers of High Blood Pressure: Why You Should Know Your Numbers

Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiovascular care physician at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. High blood pressure is extremely common. But that doesn’t mean it’s nothing to worry about. Untreated high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can lead to a variety of serious health problems.…

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Stroke Reduction Device Offers Hope to At-Risk AFib Patients on Blood Thinners

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Among the First to Use Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Stroke Reduction Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) clinicians are among the first in the Washington, DC region to implant a next-generation stroke risk reduction device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that affects as…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Heart: How Much is Too Much?

David Kopin, MD, is a general cardiologist who is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. You eat well, exercise and try to stay healthy — but you also enjoy a beer while watching the game, or a glass of wine at dinner. Can alcohol ever be part of a heart-healthy diet? Here’s…

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