Learn all about your heart at these south suburban events

February is American Heart Month. Here are some heart health events happening in the area this month.

Feb. 6

Let’s Talk About Our Heart, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Park Forest Village Hall. Go red for the day and converse about matters of the heart and living a healthy life. RSVP by calling (708) 283-5621.

Feb. 10

The Plumbing and Wiring of Your Heart, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Palos Health & Fitness Center, Orland Park. Heart disease can impact the wiring or the plumbing, sometimes both, of the heart. Join an electrician and plumber without being charged for an emergency visit for this free presentation. Electrophysiologist Sean Tierney, M.D., and cardiologist Ravi Ramana, M.D., will explain how the heart works, how various heart conditions are treated, and the symptoms that signal the need to see a physician. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Feb. 12

7th Annual Heart & Vascular Prevention to Cure Symposium, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

Feb. 17

Heart Attack Basics, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Palos Health & Fitness Center, Orland Park. Symptoms of heart attack can be as different as night and day from one person to the next. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a comprehensive look at heart attack symptoms for men and women, and when the call to 911 should be made, in this presentation by cardiologist Marlon Everett, M.D. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.

Feb. 22

Heart Health Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Holland Community Center. This informative heart health event is especially for women. Hearts in the right place will include a presentation from cardiologist Sabrina Akrami, as well as interactive booths, screenings. A light lunch will be served with pre-registration. (708) 915-6838.

Feb. 24

Get a Leg Up on Vascular Health, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Palos Health & Fitness Center, Orland Park. Learn what leg pain could mean to your health. Are your legs slowing you down? The vascular system of our legs is made up of arteries and veins. The arteries carry blood from your heart to your legs and blood is then returned back to the heart with veins. During the aging process, arteries thicken with plaque and cholesterol, get stiffer and narrow leading to peripheral artery disease and our veins can become faulty with their function, creating pain, swelling and unsightly varicose veins. Join board-certified vascular surgeon Sanjeev Pradhan, M.D., as he discusses diseases affecting arteries and veins and when to see a physician. Call (708) 226-2300 to register.