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Support Groups for Heart Patients



Mended HeartsMended Hearts Support Group at Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides is a proud partner of Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts offers services to heart disease patients through support group meetings and educational forums at over 450 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics around the country, including Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Mended Hearts mission is to "inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families." 

Mended Hearts members draw on personal experience to help others understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. 

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Maimonides Hall – 950 49th Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

For more information and meeting dates, call (718) 283-8902.


LVAD Support Group

Maimonides LVAD Support Group MeetingThe Maimonides LVAD Support Group Meeting is attended by over 50 patients, their families, and caretakers. Each month over lunch, patients share their success stories living with an LVAD and are joined by the LVAD clinical team including the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers as they discuss medication management, medical management, and insurance matters.

For more information, call (718) 283-5243.



Maimonides Aortic Support Group

At a quarterly lunch meeting, patients who have survived aortic aneurysms and dissections meet each other at Maimonides to discuss their individual stories of survival, medical management, and gain tips from one another for living a normal life after having experienced a life-threatening event. Patients who have not had surgery but are medically-managed for their aortic aneurysms are also invited to join the conversation. Clinicians from the Maimonides Aortic Center moderate the meeting.

For more information and meeting dates, call (718) 283-8902.