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Aspirin & Heart Attacks: A Look at the New Primary Prevention Guidelines

Paul A. Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Center for Thrombosis Research and Drug Development at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology and sees patients at his office in Lutherville, Maryland. You might have seen the headlines: The American College of Cardiology recently…

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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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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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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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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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What Is the Inova Congenital Heart Program?

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Unique program in region helps both adults and children A congenital heart defect, also known as congenital heart disease (CHD), occurs when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. While CHD is often diagnosed in infancy, some defects are harder to detect than others and may not be diagnosed…

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