Stroke Reduction Device Offers Hope to At-Risk AFib Patients on Blood Thinners

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Among the First to Use Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Stroke Reduction Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) clinicians are among the first in the Washington, DC region to implant a next-generation stroke risk reduction device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that affects as…

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Stroke Patient’s Recovery Music to Everyone’s Ears

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital rehab team helps a stroke patient back to the dais and his congregation  Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife,…

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All Five Inova Hospitals Receive “Get With the Guidelines” Awards

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American Heart Association Award recognizes Inova’s commitment to quality stroke care Falls Church, va ― All five Inova hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Award. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital all received the “Elite Plus” certificate. …

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Back on Track After Life-Threatening Stroke

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Runner resumes sport after recovering from bleeding brain aneurysm When Brooke Sydnor Curran, then 50, finished the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, last fall, it was a crisp October afternoon and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Her husband and three daughters were cheering her on and, like the previous 116 marathons she…

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Lifesaving Stroke Care Is About Time

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Fast action by Inova Alexandria Hospital puts stroke patient on a path to full recovery  Donald Folk, 55, loves tight turns on ski slopes, spiking volleyballs and pretty much any sport that gets the heart pumping. To help stay fit, he walks — briskly — and usually along the Potomac River’s Mount Vernon trail in…

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

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Leesburg, VA – Since time is critical in stroke treatment, recognizing the signs of a stroke can save a life. The faster a stroke patient gets to the emergency room, the better chance for a positive outcome. Signs of Stroke in Men and Women Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one…

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Inova Goes the Extra Mile in Stroke Care and Treatment

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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 Alexandria: One of just four U.S. hospitals with Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

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Certified hospitals must meet identified standards for surgical removal of blood clots in patients suffering a large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke Large Ischemic Strokes don’t stand a chance at Inova Alexandria Hospital. A newly awarded certification marks Inova Alexandria as a leader in mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and early detection and treatment of large ischemic…

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