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Porter Celebrates American Heart Month


In celebration of American Heart Month, Porter Health System will present a series of heart-healthy programs to help educate the community on the prevention and treatment of heart disease – the leading cause of death of both men and women according to the American Heart Association.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Knowing your numbers is the first step to healthy cholesterol. Join Cardiologist Dr. Daniel Linert to learn what your numbers- total cholesterol LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol)- mean and how to reduce your risk for heart disease.

February 9, 6 pm, Porter Education and Rehabilitation Center

Refreshments provided. Free. Register by calling 1.800.541.1861.

PAD is Bad

It is estimated that by the age of 65, up to 20% of the population will have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory problem in which there is partial or total blockage of an artery in a leg or arm. Join Cardiologist Dr. Sandeep Sehgal to learn more about how PAD is diagnosed and the best treatment options.

February 16, 6 pm, Porter Education and Rehabilitation Center

Refreshments provided. Free. Register by calling 1.800.541.1861.

Get Back in Rhythm

Atrial fibrillation, commonly called A-fib, is a very common heart rhythm disorder that affects about 2 million people annually. Join Cardiologist Dr. Mark Dixon to learn how A-fib is diagnosed and when to seek medical treatment.

February 23, 6 pm, Porter Education and Rehabilitation Center

Visit the Porter Health System website
Valparaiso Campus
814 LaPorte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-263-4600

Drop Dead Gorgeous!
Porter Presents Emmy Award Winning Actress and Comedienne: Tracey Conway, A Heart Disease Survivor Story

Join Emmy winner Tracey Conway as she inspires both belly laughs and tears when she relates how she literally dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest at age 38.

February 29, 2012, 6:30 pm
Sand Creek Country Club
1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton
Cost: $15

Registration is required. Visit to reserve and pay for your space today!

*As a special one-time promotion: Anyone age 50 and over will receive a complimentary Senior Circle annual membership (value $15)- making the program pay for itself.

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