Inova Saves Debbie’s Life Three Times: Lifesaving Actions in Stroke and Heart Care

(Editor’s note: Inova is a leading heart and stroke care health system in Northern Virginia. It’s one of the few in the region that performs mechanical thrombectomy. This specialized neurosurgical procedure treats certain types of strokes with minimally invasive methods. This story shows comprehensive stroke emergency response in action.) The day Debbie Hembree had a…

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With NeuroPace, Inova Epilepsy Center Offers Christian an Effective Treatment for His Complex Epilepsy

Christian Schott, 38, has been battling epilepsy since he was in fifth grade, enduring bullying from classmates after having seizures at school. But things changed when Christian moved to the Washington, DC, region to pursue a new job opportunity in software engineering that fit his skills and experience in computer science and electrical engineering. Here,…

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All About Brain Aneurysms: Causes, Symptoms, and Lifesaving Treatment Options at Inova

Sidhartha Chandela, MD, is a board certified and fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeon with Inova Neurosurgery. Dr. Chandela specializes in both brain and spinal neurosurgery. Your body’s arteries are strong, muscular blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to every cell in your body, including your brain. But with each heartbeat, your arteries are…

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Inova Physician Examines New Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Expert Q&A with Sean Rogers, MD, PhD, System Section Chief, Inova Memory Disorders Program. Dr. Rogers directs the Inova Memory Disorders Program and has extensive experience in treating Alzheimer’s disease and overseeing Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. Alzheimer’s disease affects 6.2. million Americans. Earlier this week, the first new drug therapy in 20 years for Alzheimer’s…

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What to Know About Inflammation of Optic Nerve Fibers in the Brain and Eye: Optic Neuritis

Dr. Sonalee Kulkarni is a specialist in neurology and expert in the specialty of neuro-ophthalmology. Expert Q&A with Sonalee Kulkarni, MD, Inova Neurosciences Q: What does a neuro-ophthalmologist treat, and how is it different from what an eye doctor treats? Neuro-ophthalmology combines areas of both neurology and ophthalmology. It requires specialized training and expertise in…

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Meeting the Challenges of Distance, Travel and Time in Parkinson’s Disease Care: Telehealth and Remote DBS Neurostimulation

Ramsey (Drew) Falconer, MD, is the Medical Director of the Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center. He is board certified in neurology and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He also oversees several clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and movement disorders at the center. Discover new technology that enables remote DBS programming during…

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Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

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Falls Church, VA – Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) is proud to announce it is now a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) as certified by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This is an elite designation for healthcare organizations focusing on highly specialized stroke care. Inova is one of only three…

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