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Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals plan women’s heart disease symposium

Summary: Adventist Hinsdale Hospital will present the Women and Heart Disease Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. in Hinsdale. Cost is $20. Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital will host Couples Night Out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Dixon Education Center at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road in La Grange. The free event is sponsored by the hospital and includes a cardiologist panel discussion from 8 to 8:30 p.m. To register for either event, call 877-65-HEART or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

 

Hinsdale – Heart disease is usually thought of as a man’s disease, but it is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Experts say that many women don’t consider themselves at risk or don’t recognize the warning signs of heart disease before suffering a heart attack.

 

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital are presenting seminars for women and for couples on managing risk factors to prevent heart disease. February is American Heart Month.

 

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital will present the Women and Heart Disease Symposium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. in Hinsdale. Cost is $20.

 

The event includes special screenings for HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure and body mass index. Participants will have the opportunity to review the results of these health screenings and ask questions relating to health issues with cardiologists.

 

Symposium presenters are Dr. Paul Ryan, a cardiologist with Suburban Cardiologists, and Dr. Edgar Carell, a cardiologist with Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute. Chief Mike Kelly of the Hinsdale Fire Department will discuss emergency procedures.

 

The symposium begins at 9 a.m. with screenings. From 9:30 to 11 a.m. participants can ask questions relating to heart issues at “Doc in the Box.”

 

Lunch and presentations begin at 11:15 a.m. Ryan will discuss risk factors in real patients. Carell will review the symptoms and risks of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Symptoms include painful or heavy legs or wounds that won’t heal. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, a history of smoking, varicose veins or diabetes are high-risk factors for PAD.

 

“Patients who have leg pain should always be evaluated for heart disease and peripheral artery disease or PAD, also know as atherosclerosis, poor circulation or hardening of the arteries,” Carell said. “About 10 million people in the United States are affected by peripheral artery disease but only one in four is diagnosed and receives treatment. Those numbers are discouraging. As an interventional cardiologist, I encourage anyone experiencing leg pain to seek evaluation to rule out any relationship to heart disease and peripheral artery disease.”

 

Kelly will discuss the importance of calling 911, and what to expect, from the initial phone call to the arrival of the emergency team, and the team’s communication with the hospital.

 

Ryan, Carell and Kelly will repeat their presentations at Couples Night Out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Dixon Education Center at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road in La Grange. The free event is sponsored by the hospital and includes a cardiologist panel discussion from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Screenings will not be available at Couples Night Out.

 

To register for either event, call 877-65-HEART or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

 

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

 

 




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