Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Support Group

UCI Health offers a monthly VAD support group for people who have ventricular assist device (VAD) implants, those who are in need of one, as well as their loved ones and caregivers.

If you would like to learn more about these devices, we discuss different topics and invite guest speakers and experts in the field to answer questions. These online meetings are free and open to the community.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Sessions are being held online until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

Contact: Nathalie De Michelis at 714-456-7514 or email at with your contact information. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants. You may join via video or phone. You may also just listen in if you’re not ready to participate.

What you will need to join the group:

  • A reliable, high-speed internet connection
  • A smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer with a video camera and microphone
  • A valid email address
  • Download the Zoom application to your device

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