PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Loyola University Health System's new Park Ridge clinic is offering a series of free lectures on how to maintain a healthy heart and prevent strokes.
The Heart Smart Lecture Series speakers will include a physician and nurse practitioners. They will be speaking in Suite 103 of the Loyola Center for Heart and Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge, 1030 W. Higgins Road.
The one-hour lectures will include Power Point presentations and time for questions from the audience. The talks will begin at 6 p.m. on successive Thursdays beginning Sept. 18.
Here is the schedule of topics:
Sept. 18 -- Stroke. Sept. 25 -- Family heart health. Oct. 2 --Atrial fibrillation and how to treat it. Oct. 9 -- Cardiac risk factors. Oct. 16 -- Women's heart health. Oct. 23 -- Peripheral vascular disease.
For more information on the Heart Smart lectures, call clinical coordinator Teresa McClelland at (708) 327-7020.
Loyola is a nationally recognized center of excellence for heart and vascular care. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Loyola's heart program as one of the best in the country.
Clinical services offered at the Park Ridge center include general cardiology, heart failure, vascular disorders, heart rhythm problems and diseases that could lead to blockages. Diagnostic services include echocardiograms, EKGs, stress tests, vascular studies, preoperative testing, event monitoring and nuclear cardiology.
For more information on the Park Ridge center, visit www.LoyolaMedicine.org/ParkRidge. To make an appointment, call (888) LUHS-888.
Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Loyola University Health System is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and 22 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 570-licensed bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonaldÂ® Childrenâs Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Health & Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 250-bed community hospital, the Gottlieb Health & Fitness Center and the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Care Center.