Your hospital or clinic likely has patient support groups that can support and help you throughout your recovery. There are also excellent online groups, including:
Dedicated to promoting better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for individuals with cardiac arrhythmia
Helping cardiac pacemaker and ICD recipients meet, share information and support each other
Reach Out To Friends and Family
It’s also important to connect with friends and family so they know where you are at in your recovery. Some will want to know how they can help. Some will want to know all the details about your arrhythmia procedure. And some may not know how to react; health concerns can raise confusing emotions. Know that even if they can’t express themselves in the way you may want, they likely want to hear from you and support your well-being.
Overall, it is beneficial for you to reach out to people close to you and talk with them about your procedure and recovery. Be sure to let your loved ones know if you experience any problems with your medications, activities or your health. And talk to your doctor without delay if you notice a change in your health or have any concerns.
Last Reviewed: March 11, 2010 900245