For Physicians

Inova is a high-volume, high-performance center that manages the most complex patients and performs thousands of procedures each year, including:

  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty as a substitute for open heart surgery
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures
  • Percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Percutaneous valvuloplasties
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closures

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Expertise

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular has one of the most extensive chronic total occlusion (CTO) programs in the Mid-Atlantic region, with proven expertise in the intricate technique of percutaneous coronary intervention. Successful CTO intervention in the appropriate patient alleviates the need for open heart surgery and can significantly relieve angina symptoms and improve left ventricular function.


We are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of new devices and minimally invasive treatment methods to diagnose and treat various conditions.

See our current clinical trials