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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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Inova Goes the Extra Mile in Stroke Care and Treatment


Inova Alexandria Hospital’s attack on stroke As the leading cause of disability and fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, stroke remains a serious health issue. Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) recently furthered its commitment to help stroke patients. The hospital, which had been certified as a Primary Stroke Center for over a decade, recently…

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Inova Children’s Heart Program Provides Specialized Care

Tiny Heartbeats: Lucas Collazo, MD, and Mitchell Cohen, MD, lead program that monitors congenital heart disease Lucas Collazo, MD, congenital cardiac surgeon, and Mitchell Cohen, MD,  pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist, serve on the highly regarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI)  team. In October 2017 they partnered to co-direct the Inova Children’s Heart Program,…

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What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis and What Should I Know About It?

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Q&A with Anthony Comerota, MD, vascular surgeon at Inova Alexandria Hospital As care continues to improve for cardiovascular diseases, we’re observing reduced rates of heart attack and stroke. However, there is increasing incidence of venous thromboembolic events, such as deep vein thrombosis  (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and death due to PE. DVT is a condition…

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Why Do Physicians Watch Cholesterol So Closely?

Q&A with Lama Alsamara, MD, who specializes in internal medicine at Inova Medical Group – Falls Church I closely watch cholesterol because it’s the No. 1 risk factor for heart disease and stroke. That said, monitoring cholesterol is tricky. To begin with, your body needs some cholesterol. In addition, there are two main types of…

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Stroke victim rescued: 3-year-old saves father’s life via FaceTime

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Thank you to David Culver and the team at NBC Washington for sharing this amazing story. Using her father’s smartphone, 3-year old Molly McCabe was able to call her mother at work to report that her father seemed sick. By showing her mother where Daddy was on Facetime, mom was able to ascertain that her…

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Inova Tests Chelation Therapy to Lower Heart Event Risk

Christopher deFilippi, MD, is a cardiologist board certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a member of Inova Medical Group and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, and practices at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Most patients who have experienced one heart attack are understandably worried about having a second. At Inova Fairfax Hospital, we’re excited to…

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Updated blood pressure guidelines encourage earlier intervention to decrease heart risks

A New Normal Is my blood pressure normal? New hypertension guidelines may put you in a higher risk category The American College of Cardiologists (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently redefined high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The first comprehensive update since 2003, these new guidelines introduce a category of hypertension called…

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New Procedure Closes Holes in the Heart to Reduce Risk of Stroke

James A. Thompson, MD, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at the Inova Children’s Heart Program. Every baby in the world is born with a hole in its heart. Known as the patent foramen ovale (PFO), the hole allows blood to bypass an unborn baby’s lungs. After a baby is born and starts breathing, the hole…

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