Heart & Vascular Support Groups

COVID-19 Notice: For the safety of our community, we are only offering virtual support groups at this time

Heart Matters Support Group

Join our monthly support group for the cardiac patient, their partner, family members, or caregivers. Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker Stephanie Fermelia will discuss topics such as managing stress, depression and anxiety, handling anger, and coping with lifestyle changes and loss. This group meets on the second Thursday of every month. This support group is currently being held virtually. Please register here to access the Zoom link for participation.

Aortic Dissection Survivor Support Group

This support group is intended for thoracic aortic dissection survivors, their families and support network. By sharing personal experiences, concerns, coping strategies and triumphs, survivors and their loved ones will know they are not alone in their journey. This support group is facilitated by a licensed nurse practitioner and genetic counselor from the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center. Please register here to access the Zoom link for participation.

Living with an Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Living with a thoracic aortic aneurysm can be overwhelming. This support group provides mutual emotional support and information for patients living with a thoracic aortic aneurysm, their families and support network. This support group is facilitated by a licensed nurse practitioner and clinical nurse navigator from the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center. Please register here to access the Zoom link for participation.

Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Disorder Support Group

This support group is for patients living with a cardiovascular connective tissue disorders (such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), their families and support network to connect and share personal experiences.This support group is facilitated by a clinical nurse navigator and genetic counselor from the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center. Please register here to access the Zoom link for participation.