MELROSE PARK, IL – On Thursday, May 11 at noon, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital will host a public lecture on understanding pulmonary embolisms, presented by Amir Darki, MD, medical director of cardiology.
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in a person's lungs. In most cases, a pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs. Risk factors include recovering from a recent surgery, immobility, cancer malignancy and genetics.
Dr. Darki will discuss the management and treatment of pulmonary embolisms as well as how to decrease one's risk for having one.
"Compared to many other diseases, very little is known by the general public about pulmonary embolisms," Dr. Darki said. "There are many misconceptions that would be helped by better public awareness."
The lecture will be held at Gottlieb's Professional Office Building, 675 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, rooms E, F, G on the lower level.
A boxed lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
This is the fourth installment of Gottlieb’s Hai Solomon Community Lecture Series. Dr. Solomon was a Gottlieb physician for 55 years.