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Published on April 09, 2012

Palos Community Hospital Offers Educational Series for Heart Month

In recognition of Heart Month, Palos Community Hospital is offering a variety of programs to help individuals improve their heart health. All of the programs will take place at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Registration is required for all of the Heart Month Programs. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Snack with Heart

Participants will learn how to make healthier choices when snacking with the help of a PCH registered dietitian during this free presentation. The presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. To register, call (708) 226-2300.

A Racing Heart: Get in Rhythm

An irregular heart beat can lead to more frequent hospitalizations and an increased risk for stroke and heart attack. In this presentation by Cardiac Electrophysiologist Sean Tierney, M.D., participants will learn about atrial fibrillation and the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for the condition. The program is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 13, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Heart Health Myths and Facts

Participants in this free class will learn the facts from a Palos Community Hospital cardiac rehabilitation nurse, as she addresses common myths and provides the specifics on how to keep your heart healthy. The program will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 20, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. To register, call (708) 226-2300.

When Good Valves Go Bad: Heart Valve Repair and Replacement

Heart valves are vital in making sure that blood flows properly through the heart with each beat. But for various reasons, these parts can malfunction. Join Heart Surgeon Chadrick Cross, M.D., to learn more about symptoms, available treatments, when valve repair or replacement may be necessary, types of valves, and life with the new valve.

The program will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Palos Community Hospital's Cardiovascular Services combines an experienced, caring staff with the most advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment and state-of-the-art technology to bring the southwest suburbs a complete continuum of personalized care.

For additional information, visit Classes and Events section of the Palos Community Hospital web site at www.PalosCommunityHospital.org.