Inova Schar Heart and Vascular is here to make your experience as smooth as possible and lend a hand. Below is a list of support information, programs and services to help you navigate your journey with Inova.

Visiting Inova

How to get to Inova locations and what to expect once you’re here.

Patient Tools

Access MyChart Patient Portal, online and downloadable patient forms and request medical records.

Procedure Preparation and Instructions

Downloadable and online guides for cardiac surgery, catheterization and electrophysiology.

Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Check out these resources to learn how to keep your heart healthy.

Learn About Vascular Health

The experts at Inova Vascular Services provide total care for patients with vein and vascular conditions, including high-risk patients.

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Inova Well

Your source for health and wellness.

Support Groups

Information on patient family support groups. 

Visiting Inova

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular will work closely with you to ensure your cardiovascular care and surgical experiences are world-class. Please find information regarding your visit below and see Inova's general patient and visitor information page for links to additional information you may need.


With all Inova hospitals, you are assured easy access to our services for cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary care.

We offer a large network of specialists located throughout Northern Virginia; and for cardiac care, a few locations in Maryland.

See Our Locations


Hotel Guide

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has negotiated special room rates for patients and family members at nearby hotels and motels. Rates are based on availability and apply only to patients or family members unless otherwise noted. Rates are subject to change, so please call ahead to verify the current room rate.

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Visitation Policy

Patient Tools - MyChart, Forms and Records

MyChart Patient Portal

MyChart is a free service offered by participating Inova medical facilities and doctors' offices. It gives patients personalized and secure online access to portions of their medical records. MyChart enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage your care and receive information about your health.

Explore MyChart

Patient Forms (For Online Completion or Download)

Many of the forms you need to complete prior to your appointment, hospital admission or registration for services are now available online.

See Patient Forms

Request for Medical Records

Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE)

The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) program gives VA and non-VA healthcare providers secure access to certain parts of veterans' electronic health records so clinicians can instantly share patient information across systems for veterans who receive care in multiple locations.

Learn More about the Veterans Health Information Exchange

Procedure Preparation and Instructions

Blood Pressure Card

Download our printable personal blood pressure card to record your numbers and keep healthy tips nearby.

Cardiac Catheterization – Patient Instructions

Cardiac Surgery - What to Expect and Patient Instructions

Let Inova Schar Heart and Vascular help you be informed and ready for your pre- and post-surgery experience with videos featuring Inova doctors and patients and printable documents summarizing what you need to know before surgery and throughout your recovery, including details about the care you will receive.

Learn How to Prepare for Cardiac Surgery

Electrophysiology (EP) Study – Patient Instructions

Inova Well, Your Source For Health And Wellness

Getting exercise, eating right and nurturing your mind and body can improve your heart health. Inova offers specialized programming using our medically-based resources, mind/body classes that encourage healthy living, and fitness coaching, and more.

Check Out Our Health and Wellness Offerings

Support Groups

Mended Hearts - Heart Surgery Support Group

Mended Hearts is a support group for heart surgery patients at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Please call us for more information: 703-776-8216.