Mended Hearts support group to start

DOWNEY - Mended Hearts is currently establishing a chapter at Downey Regional Medical Center.The public is invited to attend its first Mended Hearts meeting at DRMC hospital conference room B, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. There is no charge to attend the meeting which will feature presentations by Registered Nurse Elsa Sacedo on diabetes and heart disease, Mended Hearts Assistant Western Regional Director Ron Manriquez, and DRMC cardiac rehabilitation staff. The Mended Hearts programs help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. Members listen, share their experiences, learn from healthcare professionals, and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face - including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment. For additional information about Mended Hearts, visit online at www.mendedhearts.org. For more information about the Jan. 12 meeting, call DRMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at (562) 904-583. ********** Published: January 2, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 37