Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the creation of a cardiology patient support group that will focus on individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The first support group meeting will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The group is open to all patients with ICDs in Rhode Island and their families. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is encouraged.
Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, director of cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital and a member of Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent will lead the meeting. The purpose of Kent's new cardiology patient support group is to educate patients with ICDs and their family members on coping with these devices. Topics to be discussed include: living with your device, managing your health, what to expect from your device, maintaining a dialogue with your healthcare providers, exercise and more.
This is an opportunity for patients with ICDs, and family members to ask Kent's professionals questions and to meet other patients and share their experiences. This support group will be held twice a year.
For more information or to register please contact: Sue Bartos Sbartos@KentRI.org or 401-737-7000 ext. 31650. For more information on Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent Hospital log on to www.kentri.org/bwcardio.