A year after John Jarrett retired and moved to Oxford with his wife, Mary, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.
“When I was working, I got exhausted, sweated profusely and had a shortness of breath,” he said.
He was diagnosed with blocked arteries. That led to a triple bypass surgery.
During recovery Jarrett was told about Mended Hearts, an organization that offers hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Today, there are more than 300 chapters nationwide offering programs, support group meetings and educational forums that help people understand there’s life after a heart disease diagnosis. (July 18, 2014, Page 1)
The Mended Hearts support group that meets on the second Wednesday of the month offers guidance and support to those who have gone through heart-related medical procedures. (March 15, 2013, Page 2A)