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Community Education /
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The hospitals of Community Healthcare System offer many free and low-cost educational programs, screenings and support to help people live healthier, manage a chronic disease or recover from a serious illness.

Search here for class offerings throughout our healthcare system, which includes Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. If you would like in-person assistance to find a particular class or resource, call 219-836-3477or toll free 1-866-836-3477. This service, which includes assistance in Spanish, is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm, and accepts registration for many of our classes.

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12/3/2014 - Symptoms and Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Disease can lead to irregular heartbeat and heart failure, which may be life threatening. However, people with Mitral Valve Disease don’t always experience symptoms until it is too late. The mitral valve is located between the chambers of the heart and keeps blood flowing through the heart properly. When the mitral valve isn’t functioning as it should, blood flows backwards and the heart cannot supply the body with enough oxygen, causing fatigue and shortness of breath. Join Cardiothoracic Surgeon Bradford Blakeman, MD, Medical Director, Heart Valve Institute of St. Mary Medical Center to learn symptoms, causes, how to diagnose and treat Mitral Valve Disease.

Location: St. Mary Medical Center, Patient Tower, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart, IN
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration: Please call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477 to register.
Cost: Free

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