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Learn why blood vessels are important pathways to good health

Monday, January 16, 2017

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 16, 2017) – With heart attack and stroke among the main causes of illness and death in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association, there is a critical need to learn more about vascular disease and how problems along the vast network of blood vessels, or vascular system, can cause disability and death.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is helping the community learn more about vascular disease by hosting a free lecture, Arteries are your lifeline: Learn how to stay healthy in your golden years, from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, at the NCH Auditorium, 800 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights.

Sapan Desai, M.D., Ph.D., a vascular surgeon with the NCH Medical Group, will discuss steps people can take to prevent vascular disease and proper medical screenings for arteries and veins. Dr. Desai, who is director of surgical quality at NCH, has authored more than 200 papers and presentations on medicine and surgery.

Registration is required by calling 847-618-4968 or signing up online. This lecture is recommended for adults ages 60 and over.

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