IHVI Cardiologist Co-Author of Nationally Published Study on New Test to Detect Acute Heart Transplant Rejection


The findings from a study of a new blood test offering a less invasive approach and earlier detection of acute heart transplant rejection were published in the March 23 issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. The article is based on a study co-authored by Palak Shah, MD, MS, an Inova Heart…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List

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Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health [Falls Church, VA] – [6/30/20] – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. It is ranked in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals on the list and this is…

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Better Visualization with ASTEC Engineering

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How Inova surgeons use 3D-printed models to improve patient care Innovation is at the heart of improving patient safety and outcomes. This passion for staying at the cutting edge of medical technology not only keeps Inova providers abreast of the latest and greatest, but also ensures patients receive the best care possible. One recent example…

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Forging a New Frontier in Kidney Transplant

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus patient takes part in a potentially revolutionary clinical study For about three years, Don Davis, a 58-year-old Deputy Chief Information Officer who lives in Prince William County, had severe kidney problems. This included living with kidney failure — his kidneys functioned at less than 15 percent of normal capacity — for…

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A Milestone for Double-Lung Transplant Patient

Colleen Adamson survives and thrives 20 years after lifesaving operation On the day Colleen Adamson was listed for a lung transplant by her Inova Fairfax Medical Campus doctors, they asked her if she was ready for the major operation. “Absolutely. I can’t breathe,” she told them. “I can’t wait.” Little did anyone know on July…

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Heart Failure Patients Get Transplants the Same Day, Fall in Love 5 Years Later

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Against All Odds Inova heart transplant patients, who never met while receiving lifesaving care in adjoining hospital rooms, reconnected and found enduring love On Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja’s first date, the couple paused their dinner for a medicine break. Both needed to take anti-rejection drugs to help sustain their transplanted hearts. “It was a…

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