Cardiac Support Chester County

Open to all cardiac patients and their families, Chester County Hospital’s cardiac support group includes presentations by health care professionals, followed by networking and discussion on issues of personal interest to those with heart disease.

Led by a former cardiac patient, and facilitated by heart and vascular nurse navigators, the support group has been available to the community for over 15 years.

New topics are presented each month and include discussions on healthy eating, stress reduction, heart rhythm, heart failure, fitness, and others. 

For more information about this free support group, call the nurse navigator line at 610.220.0432 or email cch@uphs.upenn.edu.

Meeting Times
Date:
First Thursday of Each Month

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Location: Chester County Hospital
701 East Marshall Street, West Chester
4 Lasko Tower Conference Room

Upcoming Topics:

Thursday, December 6: What's the Link Between Stress and Heart Disease?

Serious health issues and life experiences can cause dangerous stress levels for heart patients. Come and learn how you can lower the risk of future cardiac events, improve your overall health and quality of life by recognizing your response to stress, understanding how stress can impact your heart health and practicing stress management strategies on a daily basis. 

Presented by Paula Levens, RN-BC, CCRP

Paula has over 20 years of experience caring for patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation. She is board-certified in the field and has recently published and presented at the annual Tristate meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation on the topic of Improving Fall Risk Assessment for Cardiac Rehabilitation patients. Her previous experience also includes caring for patients in critical care, telemetry, subacute care and home care. 

LOCATION

 

Chester County Hospital   
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Note: Meeting room location varies within the hospital. Check specific event listing. 
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