Mended Hearts is the Nations Largest Peer-To-Peer Heart Patient Support Group. At Mended Hearts we know that one-on-one support and encouragement improve outcomes for heart patients because we have seen it first hand. It reduces stress, anxiety and frustration normally associated with the unknowns of cardiovascular disease.
As a heart patient and/or caregiver you are a Very Important Person (VIP) to us and are invited to attend 3 FREE meetings at your convenience. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except Nov/Dec/July/Aug) @BP Conferencing Center at 900 Benson Blvd, Anchorage AK
Medication adherence-a fancy phrase for taking your pills as directed-can be just as important to your recovery after a heart event as complying with diet and exercise guidance. If you don't take your medications as prescribed you could end up back in the hospital-and we know that no one wants to do that!
Near-daily exercise is the goal for optimal heart health, and so your health care team will assess your ability to exercise and tailor an exercise program to your needs. The program may start slowly and gradually increase as you build endurance. Heart Patients and their Caregivers may contact us if you need help in finding an organized self directed fitness program designed for you.