The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. While we must all now stay physically apart, we are not alone.
All our heart support groups have moved to telephone and online support. We have also launched private Facebook group for people with heart failure and other heart conditions and their carers which is moderated by nurses and give you access to expert information and allow you to share your thoughts and concerns with similarly affected people. All groups include home-based exercise videos, advice from nurses, tips on diet and peer to peer support which is vital at this time
The ICD Support Group is for adults and children with ICDs and their families.
The Group is run by people who have ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) devices and is supported by the Irish Heart Foundation.
Living well with an ICD and the support group
An ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is a device that is placed inside your chest cavity. It monitors your heart and treats irregular heart rhythms with electrical impulses or electric shocks. ICDs are given to people at risk of developing life threatening irregular rhythms. People can have ICDs to treat a number of different conditions.
Advice, meetings and more
The aim of the ICD Support Group is to empower people and their families to live well with their heart conditions and their ICD devices. To do this, the Group provides information, support, practical advice and opportunities for members to meet or talk to each other.
The ICD Support Group holds national information meetings and issues information bulletins. Committee members are happy to get in touch with ICD recipients – or people waiting to have an ICD implanted – by phone, email or in person to share their experiences. Please note our support group functions on a national basis; we do not have small local groups that you can physically attend.
Membership is free
Membership is free of charge. If you would like to join the group or to connect with members – please email Tracy Egan.