Meeting of cardiac patients at Zegrze
About the Project
The first event organised by cardiac patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators with the support of the Heart Rhythm Section of the Polish Cardiac Society (SRS PTK) at the main office of the Volunteer Water Rescue Services (WOPR) in Legionowo near Warsaw. Patients came from all over Poland, and were taken care of by Dr. Maciej Sterliński, the chairman-elect of SRS PTK.
The meeting at the Zegrze Lake was intended for patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases at different ages, which primarily indicate their need for pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
The activities prepared at the main office of WOPR in Legionowo involved people with cardiomyopathies (also genetic), after myocardial infarctions (with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, i.e. the risk of sudden cardiac death), after complex ablation therapy, as well as with numerous comorbidities such as diabetes, neuropathy, epilepsy, and others. One of the attendees was a patient with an implanted Micra wireless stimulator, the smallest of its kind.
The event also featured lectures and exercises conducted by doctors, nurses, paramedics and lifeguards. WOPR in Legionowo supported patients by not only providing a meeting place, but also knowledge and care.
The tasks of the Eleven Zett included contact with the association and the project partners, the promotion of events in the media and social media, and coordination of the event and patient care.