|Meetings & Events|
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January 14, 2015: Dr. Christopher Clark, DDS spoke on "The Importance of Dental Care To Your Heart" and talked about infections leading to heart issues. Meeting Flyer
February 11, 2015: Dr. Kavita Sharma , Clinical Director of the Lipid Clinics at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, will speak on: "Advances in Cholesterol Therapy" Meeting Flyer This is a critical topic to many heart patients!!
March 18, 2015: Dr. Juan Crestanello, heart surgeon and Director of the OSUWMC Division of Cardiac Surgery, will speak on "The TAVR Procedure" (transcatheter aortic valve replacements)
April 8, 2015: Dr. Emile Daoud, MD, FACC and Section Director of Electrophysiology at OSUWMC will speak on "Living With A-Fib and Various Therapies" (meeting flyer coming)
May 13, 2015: Dr. Sitaramesh Emani on "Living With Congestive Heart Failure" (more information coming)
June 18, 2015: A Sharing Meeting: "Travel Vacations (Bucket Lists) for Heart Patients" (more information coming)
See our Meetings & Events and News pages for more information on our great speakers and meetings!
Our local "Mended Hearts of Central Ohio" chapter helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart event! We inspire, comfort and support heart patients and their families, share experiences, and learn from healthcare professionals at monthly heart education meetings. Our group also includes people at risk for heart disease, as no one likes surprise cardiac events!!
For additional information, please contact Jeff Davidson at (614) 580-1561 or e-mail Jeff by clicking here. See our member's "heart success stories" and reach out to a specific member if you would like to talk with someone.
As of December 31, 2014, we have over 200 members (age 24 to 95) in central Ohio with a variety of "heart success stories" which include: growing up with congenital heart defects, valve replacements, aneurysm repairs, bypasses and stents, pacemakers and ICD implants, LVAD and heart transplant surgeries. Our membership consists of heart patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, heart care administrators and people wanting to "not be a heart patient!!"
Our doctor's are incredible..... and advancements in cardiac care make our success stories possible! We inspire each other to live heart healthy lives and (always) be positive!! Since July 2011, we have made over 4,300 heart patient visits at the Ross Heart Hospital.
See our Giving Back, Past Meetings, Newsletters, Speaker Presentations and More on our News Page
January 14, 2015: Presentation by Dr. Christopher Clark, DDS on "Dentistry and Your Health" with a discussion on dental disease, infections, endocarditis and the heart patient (52 in attendance). See Presentation Here
December 10, 2014: Member Holiday Sharing Dinner (63 in attendance) with doctors and members sharing with each other, great food and musical entertainment. See 2014 Accomplishments and Activities
November 12, 2014: Presentation by Dr. Tom Ryan on "The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease" with 61 in attendance for a wide ranging discussion on heart issues!!
October 8, 2014: Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Dickerson on "Cardiac MRI Imaging: What Can The Power of the Magnet Do For Our Patients?" See Presentation Here
Sept. 10, 2014: Presentation by Dr. Ernest L. Mazzaferri Jr., entitled "What's New in 2014: Updates from the Ross Heart Hospital & Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory" See Presentation Here (Dr. Mazzaferri is at far left of picture above)
Aug. 13, 2014: Presentation by Dr. Maria Pruchnicki entitled "RX Updates: New Guidelines, New Medications - What You Need to Know" See Presentation Here
June 18, 2014 Peter Mohler, Ph.D and Amy Sturm, MS, LGC spoke on "Saving Lives of Heart Patients Through Genetic Testing" (with Ben Weisbuch and Melissa Justice (center) )
May 14, 2014: Heart Patient Panel meeting
December 11, 2013 Heart Patient Panel meeting (record 76 in attendance)
Mar 29, 2013: Elaine and "Dr. Russell" (heart therapy dog) pose with Brutus before giving love to heart patients on Good Friday.
March 22, 2013: Melissa Justice was featured speaker in Dayton, Ohio at The Women of Alpha Phi "RED DRESS GALA" (400 in attendance) See Melissa's blog: "Melissa's Heart"
Feb 21, 2013: Reggie, Maria, Phil, Elaine, Jack, Jeff AND "Dr. Russell" at Monterey's Heart Health Center's 2nd Anniversary luncheon (see Resources & Links page for more on MacIntosh/Monterey)
Jan 31, 2013: Phil/Jeff at "Grand Opening of New Rehabilitation Center" at Kingston of Ashland (see Resources & Links page for more on Kingston)
Dec 14, 2012: "Dr. Russell" (heart therapy dog) makes his 1st rounds at the Ross....heart patients, doctors and nurses loved his bedside manner and his unconditional heart healthy love!!
"Thank You For Being a Friend" (a musical thank you to the OSUWMC, Ross Heart Hospital) - Released June 12, 2012
"Carpe Diem" Video (Heart Patients Seizing The Day!!) -- Released Feb 9, 2012
See our "Inspiration Poster"