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updated: 2/7/2013 6:30 PM

Assess your personal cardiac risk at Feb. 19 event

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL--On Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30-8, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will be hosting an event about cardiac risks. Listen to Raja Sharma, MD, board certified cardiologist as he explains the risk factors for cardiac disease and discusses a plan to help fight the condition.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three deaths is linked to heart disease or stroke. It is recommended that people over the age of 40, or with a strong background in early cardiovascular disease should have a routine cardiovascular assessment.

If you are interested in learning more about your personal cardiac risk do not miss out on this opportunity. This night will also include a heart age assessment by cardiac nursing staff. All are invited to attend this free event in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. A light meal will be provided to all those who attend.

Space is limited! To register for this event, please call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention class code 3C93. You can also register at, click on "I need a class or support group" and type the class code in the keyword box.

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is ranked highest in Illinois for quality and patient safety according to Blue Cross Blue Shield's 2011 Blue Star Report™. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. In 2010, Advocate provided more than $474,000,000 in charity care and services to its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: