Cardiac Chat at St. Margaret's
St. Margaret’s “Cardiac Chat” Meeting
“Cardiac Chat,” is a meeting for anyone with heart-related issues or lives with someone with heart problems. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12, from 3-4 p.m. in the Hospital’s First Floor Classroom. This meeting is FREE to the public.
The goal of Cardiac Chat is for individuals to learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Family members are encouraged to also attend and bring questions. Attend for the whole hour or just stop in during the scheduled time. Staff members from various departments in the hospital will be on hand monthly to answer various questions:
Nurse – blood pressure, pulse and weight
Durable Medical Equipment – questions about medical equipment, oxygen
Social services – see what resources are available in the community – home health, etc.
Pharmacist – discuss and answer any questions about medications
Cardiac Rehab – discuss physical activity and smoking cessation
Dietitians – dietary changes and weight management
Managed Care – answer any questions about insurance/Medicare plans