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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

unhealthy food: fried chicken and chips

Marianne Sherman, MA, CVRN-BC is a cardiac rehabilitation clinician for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Loudoun and Inova Fairfax Hospitals. She has more than 25 years of experience including unit management, the development of individualized treatment plans for patients with diverse cardiac diagnoses, exercise prescription, and patient education to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Heart…

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NobleStitch Technology Presents a Stroke of Luck

Dina McPherson does yoga at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is the first U.S. hospital to offer certain technique to help prevent certain strokes When nestled in the womb, every baby has a small, strategically located hole between the left and right chambers of their heart. This hole allows blood to bypass the still nonfunctioning lungs and carry oxygen straight…

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Seeking Closure: My NobleStitch Story

Dina McPherson in a hospital bed with Professor Anthony Nobles and James Thompson, MD.

Dina McPherson travels across the globe for specialized heart procedure I’m Dina McPherson, a busy screenwriter who lives between Melbourne and LA, and like a lot of young people these days, I’m just a tad obsessed with health and fitness. I never skip a workout, meditate daily, try to eat clean and love getting outdoors. Which is…

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What Is the Inova Congenital Heart Program?

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Unique program in region helps both adults and children A congenital heart defect, also known as congenital heart disease (CHD), occurs when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. While CHD is often diagnosed in infancy, some defects are harder to detect than others and may not be diagnosed…

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How Cardiovascular Genetic Testing Makes a Difference

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Inova helps one family manage gene-influenced heart disease For decades, Stephen Aldo, now 62, was diagnosed with an “insignificant” heart murmur — nothing serious enough to affect his career with the United States Marine Corps. However, while stationed in Japan in 1984, a routine physical uncovered a disease that ultimately ended his military career. Stephen…

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Crucial Help for Victims of Sexual Assault   

The FACT program helps sexual assault victims.

Philanthropy drives pivotal FACT program at Inova When a person has been a victim of physical and sexual assault, they are at their most vulnerable. They may struggle with being able to inform others or share details of their story, much less offer forensic evidence of the crime. Thankfully, the Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and…

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Learn the Facts to Breathe Easy

Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board-certified in pulmonary disease. She is the director of education for the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Many people know that high blood pressure is cause for concern. But most people are not aware that…

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A Milestone for Double-Lung Transplant Patient

Colleen Adamson survives and thrives 20 years after lifesaving operation On the day Colleen Adamson was listed for a lung transplant by her Inova Fairfax Medical Campus doctors, they asked her if she was ready for the major operation. “Absolutely. I can’t breathe,” she told them. “I can’t wait.” Little did anyone know on July…

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Inova Children’s Heart Program Provides Specialized Care

Tiny Heartbeats: Lucas Collazo, MD, and Mitchell Cohen, MD, lead program that monitors congenital heart disease Lucas Collazo, MD, congenital cardiac surgeon, and Mitchell Cohen, MD,  pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist, serve on the highly regarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI)  team. In October 2017 they partnered to co-direct the Inova Children’s Heart Program,…

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Inova Pairs Mental Health With Primary Care

Breaking barriers in behavioral health With the mind-body connection well established, Inova Medical Group’s pairing of primary care and behavioral health providers in the same offices has reaped rave reviews. Since July 2017, most Inova primary care clinics have counselors and other mental health clinicians on staff, under the same roof, creating a seamless transition between…

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