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McLeod Offers Support Group for Heart Disease Survivors

on Thursday, 15 October 2015. Posted in News, Local News

Mended Hearts of the Pee Dee is a support group for patients and families living with heart disease. A meeting for Mended Hearts will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the McLeod Pavilion Conference Center. Guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Scot Schultz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Schultz will be answering questions about Mended Hearts and discussing the volunteer visitation portion of the program. "Support is vital to a successful recovery when undergoing any cardiovascular procedure," said Dr. Schultz. "While McLeod is continually advancing in technology, we also believe in developing programs that assist our cardiac patients and their families in their total well-being. Mended Hearts is a peer-to-peer support group that helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life even with heart disease."

Mended Hearts is the largest cardiovascular support network with over 450 programs nationwide. Support from individuals and families of heart patients can be a very effective means for patients who are awaiting and/or recovering from cardiovascular surgery. Who better knows how to empathize with a patient and family than one who has been through a similar life-changing experience?

The McLeod Pavilion Conference Center is located on the first floor of the McLeod Pavilion Tower at 801 East Cheves Street, Florence. For more information, or to register for the upcoming meeting, please contact McLeod Volunteer Services at 843.777.2082.

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