A diagnosis of heart failure may leave patients and their family members feeling frightened and alone. Having someone else to talk to, someone who has experienced the same issues, may help them feel better physically, spiritually and emotionally.
The Temple Heart & Vascular Institute’s free Heart Failure Support Group offers patients the chance to share their experiences with others and learn more about their disease. Many who attend are comforted by the knowledge that they are not alone.
This support group accommodates patients of all stages, from the recently diagnosed to patients who are receiving a heart transplant. Family members are also encouraged to attend meetings so they can learn how to cope with this disease.
The Heart Failure Support Group is currently meeting virtually every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
To register or for more information about the Heart Failure Support Group, contact Bahiyra Shaw at Bahiyra.Shaw@tuhs.temple.edu.