Ironheart Connect is a Facebook group created as a conduit to get people in the cardiac community talking. It is a safe place where not just patients but caregivers, friends, and family can have open, meaningful conversations about a variety of topics which may include getting prepared for heart surgery, choosing the best diet, to selecting which activities are best.  It is also a great place to seek and provide support for one another.

The Ironheart Community acts as a mentoring support network and also offers tips and tricks from others who have learned who are living and thriving with heart disease.  We encourage people to post in our Facebook group when they are going through experiences like procedures or other tough times.

Ironheart Connect is also the perfect place to share your inspirational photos and stories. For those interested in having their full story displayed on the website please email stories@ironheartfoundation.org.

We will also be posting activities and events to the Ironheart Connect group, as will members of the community. Feel free to invite other folks to your events, activities or gatherings!

To join our community, simply visit Ironheart Connect and request to be added to the group.

I have another pacemaker question 🙋🏼 I started wearing a wrist heart rate monitor all day which has caused me to obsessive...and noticed my HR is going into the 40s when I'm at my desk at work. I could have sworn it's set for 60. I didn't think it could go lower. Is it possible I assumed it was set at 60 or is it that 60 is just what was programmed as normal? Or is it that I'm not wearing the monitor tightly enough? Or could it be that I'm just naturally pacing at a lower rate (fully dependent on pacer)? Or is there something wrong?! I'm asymptomatic so I'm assuming it's not the pacemaker. I've had a pacemaker since I was kid but now that I know my HR I analyze everything... ...

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Off my feet for a few days. My port got infected. Last night my temp spiked to a 103, so I'm out for a good while. Trying to do to much with my port in said the doc. I'm just really bad at sitting still. But on the good side doctors say so far the ticker is taking treatment well. ...

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Good morning.......today is my 1 year aortaversary...... ...

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Cross training. Hehe!! ...

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I had no idea prior to becoming a member but it seems valve replacement or surgery seems to be the most common condition here. Is that the case with heart disease in general? ...

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