The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, in collaboration with London Health Sciences Centre’s Cardiac Care Program is launching a new initiative to increase the engagement of patients with common heart rhythm conditions.
The Atrial Fibrillation Support Group provides an opportunity for patients living with the heart disorder known as Atrial Fibrillation to attend educational and support sessions delivered by expert healthcare providers. Attendees will also be able to engage in group discussions led by an experienced facilitator. This new initiative aims to improve patient’s understanding of the available treatments as well as their ability to minimize the impact of Atrial Fibrillation on their physical and psychological wellbeing.
Education meetings will begin in early September and will be held monthly at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Informal group meetings may also be held monthly. Patients are encouraged to bring an interested family member or close caregiver.
In addition to the support group’s general activities, the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention program at St. Joseph’s is conducting a research study which evaluates the benefit of the Atrial Fibrillation support group to patients. If you are not interested in being a research participant, you are still welcome to attend the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group.
The Atrial Fibrillation Support Group Facebook page contains more information. As seating is limited interested patients must register prior to attending.