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First Mended Hearts Chapter Forms

The first local chapter of Mended Hearts, the international organization comprised of people who have had a heart event, has been established at NorthBay Medical Center.

The group meets once a month at locations rotating between the Fairfield hospital and VacaValley Health Plaza in Vacaville.

Meetings are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and include a speaker followed by discussion time facilitated by a social worker.

For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has offered the gift of hope to heart patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts chapters offer support groups, health information workshops and an accredited visiting program. Members will learn more about heart disease and share support and encouragement with others who are living with heart disease.

Upcoming meetings are Oct. 27 and Nov. 24 in Vacaville and Dec. 22 in Fairfield. For further details, please call (707) 646-5072.

‘Electric Hearts’ Meetings Offers Pacemaker Support

A support group for people living with pacemakers is offered quarterly by the NorthBay Medical Center Cardiac Cath Lab observation nurses. Attendees meet others who are learning to live with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). The meetings feature guest speakers and give participants the opportunity to discuss their feelings, fears and questions with others who understand their concerns, including the RNs who care for ICD patients.

For further information, please call (707) 646-5074.

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