Ventricular Assist Device Support Group Information

It is an ongoing drop-in group with no screening required. The Ventricular Assist Device Program offers a monthly support group and those invited are patients who are both pre- and post-VAD and their family members or other caregivers. The group can be an invaluable source of information and support. Each month, various members of the VAD community provide education and lead discussion about different topics related to VAD.  

View the schedule of support group dates.

VAD Support Group Live Webcast

Ventricular Assist Device Support Group Video Archive

Please select from the following archived support group videos (most recent first):

March 25, 2019 – “Panel Discussion – VAD Caregivers”

February 25, 2019 – “Mental Health and VAD – Meghan Kolodziej, MD”

January 28, 2019 – “What to Eat with a VAD – Mindy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CNSC”

December 17, 2018 – “Panel Discussion – VAD Recipients”