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A Tale From the Heart

Illustration of a hand extending a heart to another.

Inova doctor’s inspiring medical story convinces patient to undergo open aortic surgery Raymond Fernandez had already been through extensive treatment for his abdominal aortic aneurysm. To have it repaired, he had undergone minimally invasive endovascular procedures with a specialist twice in the past 10 years. So he was feeling deeply depressed and confused when he…

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Surviving Cardiogenic Shock: Survival Rates Soar at Inova

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He is medical director of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute cardiac catheterization laboratories, and co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Program.  An innovative team-based approach to treating cardiogenic shock at Inova is helping more patients survive this dangerous condition — and we have the numbers to…

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A Terrifying Health Scare: NBC’s “TODAY” Show Features Inova Doctor and Grateful Patient

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TV reporter shares the spotlight with her life-saving Inova physician team Kim Jones, an NFL Network reporter, experienced a terrifying health event in November 2018 while reporting on the Washington Redskins at a press conference. “My neck got hot on both sides. I walked outside and I tripped. Immediately I knew something was wrong,” recalls…

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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 and other topics Joints and Spine Latest Advances in Hip and Knee Replacement John Albrigo, MD Monday, March 18, 6 p.m.Inova Alexandria Hospital Auditorium4320 Seminary RoadAlexandria, VA Nauman Akhtar, MD Monday, April 29, 6 p.m.Inova Loudoun Hospital44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110Leesburg, VA 20176 Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:…

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High Honors for Inova

Leapfrog Group, U.S. News recognize Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for care quality Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) is the recent recipient of several accolades. Leapfrog: Most recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that drives momentum for improved quality and safety in healthcare, named IFMC a Top Teaching Hospital. The distinction is considered one…

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What is AFib? A Guide to Atrial Fibrillations Symptoms & Treatments

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Marc H. Wish, MD, is board-certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sherwood and Dr. Wish practice at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.  Atrial fibrillation — commonly called AFib — is a heart rhythm problem that causes…

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Inova Gives Heartburn a Gut Check

Dcotors celebrate after 200th LINX procedure.

Heartburn Treatment Center performs 200th minimally invasive procedure The Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital is one of the busiest centers in the United States when it comes to performing the LINX procedure. In fact, the center celebrated its 200th LINX procedure last September and has since completed more than 230 LINX procedures to…

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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

unhealthy food: fried chicken and chips

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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