Transplantation is an unsettling experience for patients and their families. Regardless of where you are in the transplant process, you don't have to face your concerns or anxiety alone. Our dedicated transplant team recognizes the special needs of transplant patients and understands that living with a transplant can affect your lifestyle in many ways. We are committed to helping patients resume many of their former activities and encourage patients to maximize their quality of life. With these goals in mind, we provide a wide range of support services to patients and their families.
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to offer the following support groups for patients and families.
Heart & Lung Transplant, VAD/Artificial Heart Support and Education Group
The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom. (VAD Patients to meet one-half hour longer). Topics include pulmonary and cardiac rehab; post0transplant care; living with a transplant; waiting for a transplant; infectious disease and more.
Mended Hearts Support Group for Heart Surgery Patients
Please call 703-776-8216 for more information.