Joining a support group and talking to people who are going through situations similar to yours can provide just the encouragement and friendly help you need to have the best recovery experience possible. We invite you to attend one or more of these convenient support groups:
Cardiac Patient Education
North Shore University Hospital hosts quarterly educational programs for patients and their loved ones. For specific dates and times,call (855) HEART-11, or (855) 432-7811.
WomenHeart Support Group
WomenHeart, a national support network, offers peer-lead support groups for women living with heart disease. The group is open to women who have experienced
a heart attack, suffer from any cardiac condition, or are at risk for heart disease.
In a caring and welcoming environment, WomenHeart offers:
• An opportunity to share your experience and feelings
• Learning from others who have been touched by heart disease
• Educational forums about heart disease and other related topics
• Information and strategies to lead a healthier lifestyle
For details about our monthly WomenHeart groups in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, call the Katz Institute for Women'sHealth at 855-850-KIWH (5494).
Welcome Back Conference
Cardiac Surgery patients at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center or Southside Hospital are invited to a "Welcome Back Conference." This is an opportunity to speak to your surgeon after your procedure and meet other patients who have had cardiac surgery. Please ask your doctor for more information.