Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pekin Hospital Offers Presentation on Peripheral Vascular Disease

To raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, Pekin Hospital will offer a free presentation, “PVD: Know the Facts. Know Your Risks,” on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Pekin Hospital in Park Court Conference Center.

Jennifer Ash, M.D., vascular surgeon with HeartCare Midwest, will discuss Peripheral Vascular Disease, its symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, as well as treatment options. Peripheral Vascular Disease develops silently and affects the arteries of more than 10 million Americans. It refers to the diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain that cause poor circulation to the toes, feet, legs, and hands. PVD can cause an increase in your risk for heart attack or stroke.

Free blood pressures will be provided beginning at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner will also be served. This program is open to men and women. Join Pekin Hospital to learn about PVD and what you can do to prevent it.

Registration is required and can be made by calling (309) 353-0662.

Pekin Hospital, which is celebrating its 100th year of service to the community, is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a past recipient of the Lincoln Foundation for Excellence Silver Award.

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