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

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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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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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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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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American Heart Association Award recognizes Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care. Fairfax, Va, May 29, 2018 ― Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most…

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Know the Signs of Stroke: Every Minute Counts

Stroke can strike at any time Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke cuts off oxygen to the brain, which causes brain cells to die. “FAST”: the most common warning signs of stroke The signs of stroke can be varied, but the…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group Next Meeting January 11

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Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group Next Meeting January 11 at 11 a.m. Leesburg, VA — January 3, 2017 — Inova Loudoun Hospital hosts a free, monthly Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group.  The purpose of the support group is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment as a part of the stroke recovery process for those…

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