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Inova Structural Heart Disease Program - Falls Church

Treatment for Heart Valve Disease in Northern Virginia
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Inova Structural Heart Disease Program - Falls Church
3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA 22042
Get Directions Phone: 703-776-3135 Fax: 703-776-8724

Have you been told you have any of these heart issues?

  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart murmur
  • Atrial septal defect
  • "Hole in the heart"
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Valve or septum issues

Historically, these are issues that have been managed through open heart surgery. More recently, minimally invasive transcatheter therapies have revolutionized care for heart patients, offering better outcomes, shorter length of stay and a more rapid recovery. Our comprehensive approach identifies the best treatment options to suit each patient.

Treatment Options

Transaortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

TAVR has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis, offering a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open aortic valve replacement surgery. The transcatheter approach allows for early ambulation, much shorter length of stay, and rapid recovery. Inova offers options for customizable heart valves including the Evolut PRO valve and Sapien 3 valve.

TAVR treatment options are available across all risk profiles including patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis. 

Read more information about TAVR

Stroke Risk Reduction for AFib using the WATCHMAN™

This procedure is indicated for stroke risk reduction in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients who are not candidates for chronic anticoagulation due to noncompliance, occupational restrictions, long-term bleeding or a strong preference not to take anticoagulants. After placement of the device, which is done in the cath lab followed by an overnight stay, patients can be discharged home with anticoagulation medications permanently discontinued after 45 days.

Learn more about WATCHMAN and meet the doctors who perform this procedure

TMVR and MitraClip®

MitraClip®

The MitraClip procedure is indicated for people with significant symptomatic degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR>3+) who are not candidates for surgical mitral valve replacement due to prohibitive risk. The device is placed using a minimally invasive catheter-based approach and real-time imaging and patients generally are discharged home within three days.

 

Intrepid™ TMVRInova is the only hospital in the Washington DC area to offer the Intrepid™ TMVR system through the Apollo trial. This study will offer transcatheter mitral valve replacement to patients who are either ineligible or at increased risk for conventional mitral valve surgery.

Meet Our Team

Surgeons

Meet our surgeons, led by Dr. Eric L. Sarin, Co-director, Structural Heart Disease Program.

Alan M. Speir, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 45

Eric L. Sarin, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22

Liam P Ryan, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 18

Cardiologists

Meet our team of cardiologists, led by Dr. Matthew W. Sherwood, Co-director, Structural Heart Disease Program.

Wayne B. Batchelor, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 30
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Matthew W. Sherwood, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 14
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Stanley A. Strickberger, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 33
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Kelly C. Epps-Anderson, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine (Eligible)
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care, Women's Health
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 14
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Abdulla A. Damluji, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 14
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Shahram Yazdani, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care, Sleep Disorder
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 29

Hamid Taheri, MD

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 27

Nadim A. Geloo, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 26

Contact Us or Refer a Patient

Call 703-776-3135 or email us to consult a Structural Heart Disease Program physician. Patient consult, evaluation and procedures are performed at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute building on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.