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Banner Thunderbird continues free Heart Health lecture series


GLENDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will host a free community lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The event continues the nonprofit hospitals Heart Health community lecture series and will discuss prevention and treatment for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).

PVD is a condition in which the blood vessels in the lower extremities are narrowed, restricting blood flow to feet, legs or thighs. The disease is primarily caused by the buildup of plaque in blood vessels.

Roughly eight to 12 million people in the United States suffer from PVD. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol are at risk for developing the disease. Dr. Rajul Patel, MD, will lead the lecture helping to educate the community on the causes, signs, symptoms and preventative measures.

“Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD): Leg Pain got you Stuck in your Tracks” is free and open to the public, and will be held in Conference Room 6 on the lower level of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) to reserve your seat, registration is required for this event.

About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz., specializes in heart care, surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, Emergency care, behavioral health, cancer care and pediatrics including the West Valley’s only pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric Emergency department and Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health system with 24 hospitals in seven states. For more information, please visit


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