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Inova Fairfax Hospital stays on the cutting edge of artificial heart technology
Heart Smart Patients at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute are taking part in a medical trial that is testing state-of-the-art artificial heart pump technology. Artificial heart pumps allow patients with advanced heart failure to live more normal lives while awaiting heart transplants. The technology has come a long way since the first heart pump was […]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:57:19 AM

Inova opens Women’s Comprehensive Health Center at Tysons
Where Ladies Come First When it comes to healthcare, women often think about themselves last. Knowing this, Inova Medical Group recently opened the Inova Women’s Comprehensive Health Center in Tysons Corner, a health-focused multidisciplinary primary care practice. “We want to make it as easy as possible for women to get checkups, annual screenings and everything […]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:30:47 AM

New Prepared Parent app offers key health information
Be Prepared! In August, Inova Children’s Hospital officially launched its Prepared Parent mobile app, which provides parents with important medical information and a direct communication link to hospital staff in an easily accessible format. “With this app, we wanted to engage with our community in a way that parents like to engage with us,” says […]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:17:08 AM

A Second Chance: New Procedure Repairs Worn-Out Replacement Mitral Valves
Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Read Dr. Sherwood’s profile. Earlier this month, the structural heart team at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute performed a new procedure to replace a leaky heart valve in an 87-year-old […]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:52:01 AM

Taking Care of David For years, David Blimmel trained athletes to achieve their maximum potential. A fitness enthusiast and former personal trainer, he knew a thing or two about physical and mental endurance. But a little over a year ago when the 44-year-old network engineer was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bladder cancer, […]
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:05:14 PM

Building a strong support network helps one woman face down breast cancer
Surrounded by Hope For Roxana Guerra, the diagnosis came unexpectedly. Last October the legal assistant first noticed a dimpled area on her right breast, but didn’t think much of it. She was only 41 and no one in her family had ever had breast cancer. Still, a baseline mammogram at a nearby women’s clinic revealed […]
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:35:40 PM

Patient feels free again after undergoing procedure to end her incontinence
No Need for Accidents When JoAnn Hughes, a 46-year-old law firm manager from Springfield, Virginia, began feeling the symptoms of stress incontinence, she was surprised. “I thought I was too young to have that issue,” says JoAnn. However, the symptoms – incontinence when JoAnn jumped, laughed or coughed too hard, or sneezed, among other similar […]
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:13:59 PM

Inova Alexandria Hospital adds $4.5 million worth of new equipment and renovations
Smart Medicine Inova Alexandria Hospital is always working to improve facilities and make the patient experience better. This past year it has been proving that through equipment purchases and renovations that total more than $4.5 million. New purchases include: Laparoscopy towers used in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures Ultrasound equipment to identify illnesses affecting the stomach […]
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:08:07 PM

Inova Medical Group and Inova Alexandria Hospital team up to open new OB-GYN practice
A New Care Option for Women Inova Medical Group, in association with Inova Alexandria Hospital, recently opened a newly constructed OB-GYN/primary care office in Shirlington. The new office is located in Shirlington Gateway at 2800 S. Shirlington Road, Suite 706, Arlington. The practice focuses on comprehensive patient services for women. “We have the ability to […]
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:02:56 AM

Renaissance man finds relief with shoulder replacement procedures at Inova Alexandria Hospital
Twice the Success For Jerry Namken, PhD, having both shoulders replaced was a dream come true. Having suffered from severe pain and loss of motion in his shoulders, the 65-year-old retired agricultural economist and former cowboy suffered from painful arthritis that made it difficult to do the activities he enjoys. “I’ve been pretty rough on […]
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:45:53 PM

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