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Vascular Disease Focus of Presentation by Robert Lee, MD 12/27/2010 Port Huron, MI…”PAD, Triple A, Stroke”...these medical references can be confusing. So, how do you know you’re at risk? St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is pleased to host a community education event, titled: “Understanding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and Vascular Disease”. The presentation is designed to offer community residents information about issues that effect the vascular system with a special presentation on AAA, Carotid Artery Disease (Stroke); and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), by Robert Lee, MD, a board certified surgeon specializing in vascular disease at Port Huron Vascular Center, PC.
“AAA is the 17th leading cause of death in the United States,” comments Robert Lee, MD. “An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of an artery, which is almost always caused by a buildup of plaque on the inside of the artery that damages and weakens it. The pressure of the blood flowing through the weakened section of the artery causes the artery to balloon in size, forming an aneurysm. If the aneurysm is not caught early enough, the weakened aorta can rupture, often resulting in death.” This presentation will provide an in-depth look at the AAA and other common vascular health issues.
The event will be held Tuesday, January 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, located at 2601 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI. With refreshments, including hors d’oeuvres, the event is free to the public.
To learn more about St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, visit us online at: mymercy.us. For more information regarding the Understanding AAA and Vascular Disease event, or to make a reservation to attend, call toll-free 1-888-637-2963.
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.