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Palos Community Hospital Offers Special Programs for Heart Month

To help individuals reduce the risk for heart disease, Palos Community Hospital will sponsor the following activities throughout the month of February.


Sleep, Snoring and your Heart

Learn how snoring puts more at risk than a good night’s sleep. Snoring can impact health in a variety of ways but especially the heart. Join board-certified sleep medicine physician Tabassum Hanif, M.D., as she discusses the link between snoring and heart health. The free presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 3, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.


The Plumbing and Wiring of your Heart

Heart disease can impact the wiring or the plumbing, sometimes both, of the heart. Join an electrician and a plumber without being charged for an emergency visit for this free presentation. Electrophysiologist Sean Tierney, M.D., and Cardiologist Ravi Ramana, M.D., will explain how the heart works, how various heart conditions are treated, such as atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, and the symptoms that signal the need to see a physician. The free presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 10, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

 

Heart Attack Basics          

Symptoms of heart attack can be as different as night and day from one person to the next. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a comprehensive look at heart attack symptoms for men and women, and when the call to 9-1-1 should be made in this presentation by Cardiologist Marlon Everett, M.D. The free presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 17, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.


Get a Leg Up On Vascular Health

Are your legs slowing you down?  The vascular system of the legs is made up of arteries and veins. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the legs and blood is then returned back to the heart with veins. During the aging process, arteries thicken with plaque and cholesterol, get stiffer and narrow leading to peripheral artery disease and veins can become faulty with their function, creating pain, swelling and unsightly varicose veins. Join board-certified Vascular Surgeon Sanjeev Pradhan, M.D., as he discusses diseases affecting arteries and veins and when to see a physician. The free presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Registration is required for each program listed above. To register, call (708) 226-2300. For additional information, visit the events and classes section of Palos Community Hospital’s website at www.PalosCommunityHospital.org.

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