Announcing New Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group

February 27, 2012 Lorena Eve, RN, BSN

It is with great pleasure that I announce the beginning of the Swedish Cerebrovascular Support Group. Over the last several months, the care team here at Swedish has had many patients reach out and ask if a service like this was available. I am so glad that the answer is now yes!

Receiving a diagnosis like a cerebral aneurysm is for many a scary and stressful situation. Support groups are a fantastic way for people to alleviate fear and anxiety through discussion and education. These meetings will be a place to connect patients, family members, and caregivers together to share their experiences and advise with one another. The group is open to patients and family members of patients that have been diagnosed with or treated for a cerebral aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Our first meeting will be held on March 19th in the Swedish Cherry Hill Education and Conference Center. It will begin at 6:30 pm and we anticipate that it will last about an hour and a half. In order to get the conversation flowing we will begin the group with a short educational presentation. After that there will be an open forum to share relevant information, personal experiences or to simply just listen.

If this is something that you are interested we warmly welcome you to join us. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact me at 206-320-4985 or by email at

This group is sponsored by the Swedish Cerebrovascular Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Thank you in advance for your participation and making this group a success.

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