|Meetings & Events|
|Heart Success Stories|
|Become a Member|
|Resources & Links|
June 22, 2013: OSU Ross Heart Healthy 5K Walk and Run --Join us at Ohio Stadium at our Heart Survivor's Tent and/or Walk or Run the 5K Course!! Register HERE
August 14, 2013: Dr. David Keseg will speak on: "Saving a Cardiac Arrest Victim with Pulsepoint AND Hands-Only CPR Training" Meeting Flyer
August 24, 2013: AHA Central Ohio Heart Walk (join our Walk Team again)!! Register for OUR TEAM HERE
September 18, 2013: Dr. Surender Neravetla will speak from his book on the topic: "Salt Kills" (specifics coming)
October 9, 2013: Ellen Aberegg and Jim Warner (return engagement) will speak on "Lightening Up The Holidays--Heart Healthy Foods and Food Prep Demo" (meeting flyer coming)
November 13, 2013: "The Critical Importance of Cardiac Rehab" (specifics coming soon....!!)
December 11, 2013: TBD
See our Meetings & Events and News pages for more information on our great speakers and meetings!
For 60 years, Mended Hearts (nationally) has been offering the "gift of hope" to heart patients and their families. The Mended Hearts’ support group helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart event!! Members "inspire, comfort and support" heart patients and their families, share experiences, and learn from healthcare professionals. Please see our central Ohio Introduction Letter and our central Ohio Introduction Letter for Adult CHD Patients.
Also, for the parents of CHD children, go to the website of Mended Little Hearts of Columbus and be inspired and comforted by other parents facing similar issues as you!!
To join our "Carpe Diem" dynamic group, to schedule a presentation, 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!
Carpe Diem (seize the day) -- Quotes....see Carpe Diem music videos below for inspiration!!
As of April 30, 2013, we have 156 members 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 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 2,000 heart patient visits at the Ross Heart Hospital.
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
See our "Inspiration Poster"