Tag Archives: Advocate Christ Medical Center

Olympic coach saves four lives

An Olympic coach’s selfless gift will live on well past the 2016 Summer Games. 35-year-old Stefan Henze, a 2004 silver medalist in canoe slalom who became a coach for the sport in which he excelled, was an organ donor. Following his death on August 15, the result of a car crash in Rio, his organs were donated, saving the lives ...

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New peripheral artery disease treatment may help millions

A new method of treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) is now available at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center, making Advocate Health Care one of the first providers in the nation to offer the procedure. The Pantheris™ Lumivascular Atherectomy System is the first-ever image-guided atherectomy catheter. This technology allows a physician to visualize plaque as it is removed ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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5 reasons to change your workout after 40

As much as we may fight or dread it, there is no stopping Father Time. However, there are steps you can take to make sure your workouts are more effective for preventing health issues as you age. Here are five reasons to change your workout routine as you approach middle age: Keep injuries and joint pain away “As we age, ...

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Olympic coach saves four lives

An Olympic coach’s selfless gift will live on well past the 2016 Summer Games. 35-year-old Stefan Henze, a 2004 silver medalist in canoe slalom who became a coach for the sport in which he excelled, was an organ donor. Following his death on August 15, the result of a car crash in Rio, his organs were donated, saving the lives ...

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How to organize your medicine cabinet

Keeping your medications and first-aid products organized will save you time when a cold or injury strikes. If you have children, safely storing medication will keep your kids safe from an accidental overdose. Where you keep them organized is another important consideration. According to Rolla Sweis, Pharm.D, pharmacy director at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., medications are ...

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