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An A-Maze-ing Result

Inova Fairfax Hospital last week marked the 20th anniversary of the invention of a surgical procedure that cures patients suffering from a serious heart condition called atrial fibrillation.

Known as "a-fib" for short, atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm originating in the atria (top chambers of the heart) and results from a malfunction of the heart's electrical system. A-fib affects about 2 million people in the United States and can greatly increase the risk of stroke.

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Available in DC Metropolitan Area New Surgeon Offers Cutting Edge Options for Lung Cancer Patients

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Patients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area now have access to the most sophisticated lung cancer surgery techniques available in the country. Sandeep J. Khandhar, MD is the first surgeon in metropolitan area who is formally trained in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. There are fewer than 10 surgeons formally trained each year.

Aortic Valve Surgery Goes Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement Surgery is the Latest Heart Operation Performed with a Small Incision

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Patients who once had to endure having their breast bone broken, long incisions and painful recoveries can now have a faulty aortic valve replaced through an incision less than four inches long. Cardiac surgeons at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute are among the first in the country to perform this operation which is less painful for the patient and may shorten the patient’s hospital stay.

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