Calendar of upcoming heart health events

Here’s a look at some of the heart health events taking place in the region.

Feb. 6

Heart Health Fair: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sandberg High School Performing Arts Center in Orland Park. Pat Pappas, chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Advocate Christ Medical Center, will discuss advances in cardiovascular surgery. Screenings and educational exhibits will be available before and after the presentation. Free. Call (800) 323-8622 or visit

Have A Healthy Heart: Susan Latocha, RN, exercise physiologist, will discuss how inflammation affects the heart from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Palos Heights Community Library in Palos Heights. Free. Call (800) 323-8622 or visit

Feb. 12

Controlling Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Join Dr. Zubair Syed, interventional cardiologist with Midwest Cardiac Consultants, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an interactive and educational heart discussion at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center in Downers Grove. Free. Call (800) 323-8622 or visit

Feb. 13

Congestive Heart Failure: Sherman Hospital hosts a program about CHF from noon to 1 p.m. at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Free. Visit

Stroke Recognition & Prevention: North Shore University Health System presents this program from 1 to 2 p.m. at Glenview Park Center in Glenview. Free.

Meal Planning for Heart Health: 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Moore Room at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Visit

Feb. 14

Stroke — State-of-the-Art Treatment Options: Learn about the latest minimally invasive treatment and recovery options for new and recurrent strokes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center in New Lenox . Free. Call (888) 660-4325 or visit

Feb. 18

An Affair for the Heart: 9 a.m. to noon at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. Complete cardiovascular health fair with free blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI testing. Visit

Feb. 19

Assessing Your Personal Cardiac Risk: Join board-certified cardiologist Raja Sharma as he explains factors that can increase a person’s risk for cardiac disease while mapping out a plan to combat heart disease from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Free. Call (800) 323-8622 or visit

Feb. 23

Heart Health Fair: 9 to 1 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital Professional Office Building, East Chicago, Ind. Free. Interventional Cardiologist Samer Abbas will speak about heart disease prevention. Call (219) 836-3477.

Listen to Your Heart Expo: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Free heart screenings. Visit to register or call (866) 426-7539.

Feb. 27

Go Red for Women Community Expo: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the The Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Heart-health screenings, educational workshops and take-home resources. Free. Visit or call (312) 476-6679.

March 3

Understanding Atrial fibrillation and Advanced Treatment Options: Screenings and lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Visit

March 18

Control Your Cholesterol: Receive a variety of resources and tools to develop healthy life-long habits from 6 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Medical Office Building in Sandwich. Free. Call (815) 786.3962 or visit

April 13

Chicago Heart Ball: 6 p.m. to midnight in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts.” Tickets are $1,000. or call (312) 476-6623.

May 16

Northwest Indiana Go Red For Women: This educational symposium will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Star Plaza Hotel in Merrillville. Visit or call (219) 996-4958.

May 17

Kane and DuPage Go Red for Women luncheon: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Q Center in St. Charles. Tickets are $50.