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Mended Hearts

The Mended Hearts® program is the nation’s premier peer-support program for patients who have cardiovascular disease, their caregivers and their families.

The Mended Hearts® chapter at Salinas Valley Health is the only one of its kind in Monterey County. Volunteers who have faced heart procedures themselves visit cardiac patients during their hospital stay to answer questions, offer support and share their knowledge from first-hand experience. The one-on-one peer exchange can ease fears and help set recovery expectations from a peer rather than clinical prospective. The group also holds educational meetings on topics of interest to heart patients and their families, sends out a quarterly newsletter and raises awareness about cardiovascular health.

Since its humble beginning in 1951, Mended Hearts® has served millions by providing support and education, bringing awareness to issues that those living with heart disease face, and advocating to improve quality of life across the lifespan.

National Mended Hearts® link here

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