|Facility||McLaren Bay Region|
|Title||Heart Failure Support Group - 'Embrace Your Heart'|
|Time||1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM|
|Location||McLaren- Bay Region, Small Cafe (conference room adjacent to the cafeteria)|
|Cost/Fee||free of charge|
|Description||"Embrace Your Heart" Heart Failure Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. Please bring a list of your current medications, including over-the-counter and vitamins, to every meeting. Each meeting will have a guest speaker who will discuss topics such as nutrition, medications, exercise, treatments, importance of self-care, emotional well being, tips for reducing strain on your heart and breathing easier, and ideas for talking with your healthcare provider. |
Heart failure is a condition that affects nearly five million Americans of all ages and is responsible for more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined. Over 400,000 new cases of heart failure will be diagnosed in the next year. Despite the way it sounds, heart failure does not mean that the heart suddenly stopped working or that you are about to die. Rather, heart failure is a common condition that usually develops slowly as the heart muscle weakens and needs to work harder to keep blood flowing through the body. Heart failure develops following injury to the heart such as damage caused by a heart attack, long-term high blood pressure, or an abnormality of one of the heart valves. Source: Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Click here for the flyer.