Community Healthcare System will host a Heart & Vascular Symposium for the general public.

The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster.

Experts will discuss cardiology and cardiovascular care.

Interventional cardiologist Dean Ferrera will discuss “Peripheral Venous Disease” at 10 a.m. Pratik Patel, a specialist in cardiology and electrophysiology, will talk about “Atrial Fibrillation” at 10:30 a.m.

Cardiologist Sulman Hussain will address “Hyperlipidemia” at 11 a.m. Interventional cardiologist Jonathan Meyer will give a presentation about “Coronary Artery Disease” at noon. 

Cardiologist Joseph Danavi will explain “Heart Failure” at 12:30 p.m. Finally, interventional cardiologist Amit Kakkar will talk about “Peripheral Artery Disease” at 1 p.m.

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The symposium also will include a health fair with blood pressure checks, rhythm detection, free lab work and flu vaccines.

“Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States for more than 70 years. Throughout the decades, the medical community has seen these deaths decline through new technology, advanced treatment and education,” Community Healthcare System said in a press release. “Community Healthcare System continues its fight against heart and cardiovascular disease by hosting a free event to educate Northwest Indiana and Chicago-area residents about the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention of this No. 1 killer.”

Refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. To register, call 219-703-2058.

For more information, visit COMHS.org/heart.


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