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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Marianne Sherman, MA, CVRN-BC is a cardiac rehabilitation clinician for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Loudoun and Inova Fairfax Hospitals. She has more than 25 years of experience including unit management, the development of individualized treatment plans for patients with diverse cardiac diagnoses, exercise prescription, and patient education to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Heart…

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Learn the Signs: Heart Attack Can Happen to Anyone

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Dean Pollock, MD, FACC is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Heart Center, a hub for advanced cardiovascular care in Loudoun County. Dr. Pollock is a board certified cardiologist with Virginia Heart and has 41 years of clinical experience. Let’s “Attack” heart attacks for…

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Conquering a Rare Vascular Condition

Jennifer Tarr and dog Rocco

Dedicated dog owner undergoes lifesaving venous intervention following doctor’s discovery There’s no happier pooch than Rocco. He’s back to daily romps in the park with his pet parent, Jennifer Tarr, and despite the handsome Bullmastiff’s 120 pounds, he’s welcome once again on Jennifer’s lap. However, as of autumn 2018. Jennifer, 40, could barely walk Rocco.…

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Preventing Heart Problems: Take Action for a Healthy Heart

Paul Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Thrombosis Research and Drug Development Center at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. First the…

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NobleStitch Technology Presents a Stroke of Luck

Dina McPherson does yoga at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is the first U.S. hospital to offer certain technique to help prevent certain strokes When nestled in the womb, every baby has a small, strategically located hole between the left and right chambers of their heart. This hole allows blood to bypass the still nonfunctioning lungs and carry oxygen straight…

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Seeking Closure: My NobleStitch Story

Dina McPherson in a hospital bed with Professor Anthony Nobles and James Thompson, MD.

Dina McPherson travels across the globe for specialized heart procedure I’m Dina McPherson, a busy screenwriter who lives between Melbourne and LA, and like a lot of young people these days, I’m just a tad obsessed with health and fitness. I never skip a workout, meditate daily, try to eat clean and love getting outdoors. Which is…

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How Cardiovascular Genetic Testing Makes a Difference

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Inova helps one family manage gene-influenced heart disease For decades, Stephen Aldo, now 62, was diagnosed with an “insignificant” heart murmur — nothing serious enough to affect his career with the United States Marine Corps. However, while stationed in Japan in 1984, a routine physical uncovered a disease that ultimately ended his military career. Stephen…

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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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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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