Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Hosts Annual Heart Health Fair

The Big Boomin' Heart Fair—now in its 10th year—will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove will host its annual heart fair Saturday, offering free screenings and expert advice from resident cardiologists.

The Big Boomin' Heart Fair—now in its 10th year—will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan, 3815 Highland Ave.

The event will provide free cholesterol, diabetes, asthma and blood pressure screenings along with a Q-and-A session with cardiologists. Hospital staff will provide tours of the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, and informational vendor exhibits will be set up throughout the morning.

“Knowing your numbers is important in order to detect and decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke,” said Dr. Peter Kerwin, cardiologist on staff at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. “The community can take advantage of these free lectures and the heart fair so they can prevent future heart problems and get appropriate treatment.” 

To register for any of the following events, visit advocatehealth.com/gsam or call 1-800-323-8622. The event is open to the whole family. Registration is required and you will receive your results at the fair.

Heart Month Lecture Series

The hospital is also hosting a lecture series throughout February and March to provide information on heart health. 

Diabetes and Your Heart
Dr. Michael Ross, cardiologist with DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Downers Grove Library, 1050 Curtis St.

Stop the Snoring and Start Protecting Your Heart While You Sleep
Dr. Apoor Gami, cardiologist and electrophysiologist with Advocate Medical Group/Midwest Heart Specialists
March 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Oak Rooms, 3815 Highland Ave.

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