In the Caring Hearts and Mended Hearts programs, people who are past their own cardiac event volunteer to visit a patient before and after a procedure, offering empathy and support. These volunteers also support the cardiac intensive-care and waiting-room staffs.
Wire for life volunteers
Baylor Scott & White Health has teamed up with past implantable cardioverter defibrillator (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 Scott & White 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.
New hearts lung and 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.
CPR can prolong life before professional medical attention can arrive. Hands-Only CPR will teach you how you should respond to cardiac arrest.
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