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MENDED HEARTS OF CENTRAL OHIO
| Because Your Mended Heart Helps Others Mend

Support and Encouragement for Heart
 Patients and Their Families

For 60 years, Mended Hearts (nationally) has been offering the "gift of hope" to heart patients.  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!!  Please see our central Ohio Introduction Letter  and RSVP to come to a meeting.

To join our "Carpe Diem" group, to schedule a presentation to your organization, or 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 have concerns about your heart health.

As of March 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 3,500 heart patient visits at the Ross Heart Hospital.

        See our Giving Back activities on our News Page 

April 9, 2014: Heart surgeon, Dr. Juan Crestanello spoke on: "The Shelf Life of Heart Prosthetics" (see his presentation on our News Page)   Picture above is entitled "Dr. C and Fans" 

March 12, 2014: Dr. Aneesa Das spoke on "Heart Disease and Sleep Apnea:Common Companions" (see the presentation on our News Page)

Feb 12, 2014: Dr. Laxmi Mehta spoke on "Broken Heart Syndrome" and gender differences of heart disease.

Feb 12, 2014 meeting included a Celebration of Black History Month with Reggie,Maria and some incredible dancers and drummers.

December 11, 2013 Heart Patient Panel meeting (record 76 in attendance)

 

Members on Daytime Columbus (NBC 4) - Feb 13, 2013

 

November 13, 2013 meeting with the OSU Center for Wellness and Prevention Cardiac Rehab Team: on "The Critical Importance of Cardiac Rehab"

October 9, 2013 Meeting "Ligtening Up The Holidays with Heart Healthy Foods" with Justin Goodwin, Ellen Aberegg and Jim Warner.  See recipes HERE

September 18, 2013 Meeting with Dr. Surender Neravetla


August 14, 2013 Meeting with Dr. Keseg and Columbus Fire Department
 

Ross TriFit 5K Walk - June 22, 2013 Membership Drive!!

April 10, 2013 Monthly meeting record attendance of 69 with Marcia Belcher speaking on: "The 1st Critical 24 Hours After Open - Heart Surgery..."

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"

Mar 13, 2013 CHD Meeting: Dr. Ali Zaidi and some of our "adult CHD kids"

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 

"Carpe Diem 2" Video (Heart Patients in Flight)  (a Work-In-Progress)

See our "Inspiration Poster"

Daytime Columbus -- Feb 14, 2012

Daytime Columbus - March 11, 2011