Welcome to the Lincoln ICD Support Group! This year we are expanding our focus beyond patients with defibrillators (ICD’s) and adding some other broader topics to our calendar. The support group is designed for you and your family member and/or caregiver. It is a safe place where you can ask questions, listen to other’s stories, and meet those who share similar experiences. Some individuals find it helpful to join a support group. Our medical professionals are dedicated in providing education and support to people with cardiac disease.
We have presenters from a variety of areas speak on different topics regarding the heart and living with implanted cardiac devices.
Our meetings are held every other month on the 3rd Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the NHI classrooms. Refreshments are provided. We ask that you RSVP to 402-328-3906 with the number of people that will be attending the meeting.
We realize that driving from out of town may not be feasible or convenient for you. Some participants coordinate their trips and appointments to Lincoln on a day when the group meets. We would love for you to attend. If attending meetings is something that is not possible for you, please feel free to contact our arrhythmia nurses, in Lincoln at (402) 328-3703. They are great resource and will help answer your questions or concerns.
- February 22, 2017
Atrial Fibrillation & Watchman Device
- April 26, 2017
Heart Anatomy, Various Heart Testing, Indications for Implanted Pacemaker/Defibrillators
- June 28, 2017
Pacemaker/Defibrillator Implants, Exchanges & What is EMI?
- August 23, 2017
EP Procedures, What to Expect & How to Prepare
- October 25, 2017
Heart Failure & Left Ventricular Assist Devices
- December 13, 2017
What to Do if Symptoms of a Heart Attack or Stroke
Additional Resources and Website for Education:
- American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
- Heart Rhythm Society
- Heart Failure Society of America
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
- American Heart Association