Inova Heart and Vascular Institute a Leading Contributor to National Care Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S. in late February and early March, several physicians from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) were at the forefront of developing guidance that is now in use nationwide to direct cardiac care. “Our team’s dedication to assuring that cardiovascular patients receive timely and high quality care in a…

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Personalized Care for Heart Failure Patients

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Robert Cole, MD, shares how the CardioMEMS™ device is improving the lives of those living with congestive heart failure Using the state-of-the-art CardioMEMS™ device, Inova’s advanced heart failure specialists can monitor their patients’ conditions remotely, promptly identifying when medical intervention is needed to help avoid repeated and costly admissions to the hospital. Congestive heart failure…

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How to Maximize Heart Health During Pregnancy

Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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

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New recommendations discourage aspirin use as 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 the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at the Inova Cardiology Fairfax office. He is…

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Health Disparities in Aortic Stenosis: Closing the Treatment Gap

Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Aortic stenosis is one of the most common diseases affecting the heart valves. It’s life-threatening, but also highly treatable. Yet many people with aortic…

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Inova’s Cardiogenic Shock Team and ECMO Program Are the Reason John Harrity Is Alive Today

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Imagine: You are playing a weekly pick-up basketball game with friends. You are in great shape — trim, fit and competitive. But suddenly, you’re short of breath. You sit on the sideline, something you’re not known to do. Your friends take notice. When they ask what’s wrong, you say, “Call 911.” You don’t remember anything…

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A Dramatic Delivery Showcases Inova’s Teamwork Approach

When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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Inova Gets Heart Smart

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Inova celebrates the Dudley family gift for the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation In December 2018, Inova held an event to honor a donation to create The Dudley Center for Cardiovascular Innovation. The Dudley Family Foundation partnered with Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) to develop the new institution, a state-of-the-art center to encourage innovation and…

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