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Take a virtual tour of the human arteries

Hinsdale, IL – West suburban residents are invited to take a free virtual tour of the human arteries when the Artery Explorer stops in Hinsdale next week. Hosted by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Illinois Heart and Vascular cardiology practice, the Artery Explorer is an interactive experience that takes participants on a journey through arteries affected by atherosclerosis, the progressive build-up of fatty deposits or plaque that can limit blood flow through the arteries and lead to heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 9 in the parking lot of Illinois Heart and Vascular, 11 Salt Creek Lane.

Atherosclerosis, also known simply as athero, is linked to nearly one in four deaths in the United States annually. It is a leading cause of coronary heart disease and stroke, which kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined.

The Artery Explorer allows visitors to travel through their arteries on a journey deep inside their bodies and see how risk factors like high levels of bad cholesterol, smoking, and high blood pressure help contribute to the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Doctors will give live presentations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and health care workers will distribute educational information about hypertension and cholesterol, nutrition, smoking cessation, exercise, and lifestyle tips.

The event is part of Us Against Athero, a nationwide effort sponsored by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company to increase awareness of atherosclerosis. For more information on atherosclerosis, visit www.athero.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.