When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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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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From the Pulmonary Hypertension Association: Washington, D.C. Golden Glove Lightweight Champion Elvis Medrano Faces Biggest Battle with Deadly Lung Disease Diagnosis: Pulmonary Hypertension Silver Spring, Md. (March 13, 2018) — In and out of the boxing ring, Washington, D.C., Golden Glove lightweight champion Elvis Medrano is in a daily battle for his life. At 27,…

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FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova this week announced that the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) has been approved as a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)-accredited center.  CFF care centers provide expert care and specialized disease management to people living with cystic fibrosis (CF), which has led to improved length and quality of…

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Falls Church, VA – September 29, 2014 – The Pulmonary Hypertension Association recently accredited and announced its first six Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC), including the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program. These six centers participated in the PHCC Pilot Program, which helped to solidify the accreditation criteria and to refine the process for…

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