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Support Groups 

Support groups are one of the best resources for persons who have experienced heart and vascular disease. Share your experience and learn from other in one of Baylor's ongoing support groups. 

  • Caring Hearts: In the Caring Hearts program, people who are a year past their own cardiac event volunteer to visit a patient before and after a procedure, offering empathy and support. Caring Hearts volunteers also support the cardiac intensive-care and waiting-room staffs. A telephone hotline matches a volunteer to a patient with a similar heart procedure. 
  • Wire for Life Volunteers: Baylor has teamed up with past implantable cardiodefibrillator (ICD) recipients to provide future ICD recipients with support, comfort, and answers to their questions. Volunteers meet with the future recipients and their families before and after the ICD procedure. 
  • ICD Support Group: This group gives ICD patients and their families the opportunity to visit others who have shared a similar experience, as well as to get information and emotional support. 
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Group: Baylor offers patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation and their families an opportunity to open up and share their feelings about their heart event in this support group. 
  • Straight From the Heart: This program at Baylor Medical Center at Garland offers cardiac education, support, and information sharing. 
  • New Hearts and Lungs Support: New Hearts and Lungs volunteers are transplant recipients who have received or are awaiting a new heart or lung. Volunteers visit patients before and after their transplantation.

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