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Lifestyles

St. Margaret’s plans 'Cardiac Chat' meeting

SPRING VALLEY —“Cardiac Chat,” a meeting for anyone with heart-related issues or those who live with someone with heart problems, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in St. Margaret’s Hospital's First Floor Presentation Room. This meeting is free to the public.

The goal of Cardiac Chat is for individuals to learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Family members are encouraged to also attend and bring questions. Attend for the whole hour or just stop in during the scheduled time.

Staff members from various departments in the hospital will be on hand monthly to answer various questions: Nurse – blood pressure, pulse and weight; durable medical equipment – questions about medical equipment, oxygen; social services – see what resources are available in the community – home health, etc.; pharmacist – discuss and answer any questions about medications; cardiac rehab – discuss physical activity and smoking cessation; dietitians – dietary changes and weight management; and managed care – answer any questions about insurance/Medicare plans.

For more information, call 815-664-1118.

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