If you have questions about your heart health, the next 60-Minute Check-Up, sponsored by SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis County Library, is for you. Michael Lim, M.D., director of SLUCare cardiology will discuss advancements is diagnosing heart disease, and seven ways you can limit your risk for heart disease.
|Michael Lim, M.D.|
The 60-Minute Check-Up will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
At the event, Lim will explain two common diagnostic tests - the cardiac stress tests and CT angiography, a minimally invasive medical test that provides images of the patient's arteries - and their benefits. Participants will also learn how to make sense of their cholesterol reading.
"In the past, we stressed keeping your overall cholesterol below 200, but what's more important is how your cholesterol breaks down. This includes your good and bad cholesterol, as well as triglyceride levels," Lim said.
Lim also will introduce seven simple steps participants can incorporate into their daily lives to limit their risk for a heart attack. These steps include: regular exercise, eating a heart-healthy diet and not smoking.
Also at the 60-Minute Check-Up, St. Louis County Library reference librarian Christina Pryor will talk about library resources available to help people improve their health, and SLUCare will provide complimentary heart disease risk assessments.
The Community Health Literacy Series is a part of the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration. The free events are designed to provide information to keep you healthy, as well as resources to help you learn more about health-related issues.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300.
The next 60-Minute Check-Up "Kidney Disease and Hypertension: Facts and Fantasies" will be held on Monday, March 28.
Read more about the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration.
Learn about SLUCare's new "Who Are We?" campaign designed to reintroduce the practice to the region.
SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.