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What to Expect on the Day of Open Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 29, 2019 5:40:10 PM

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There usually tends to be a lot of anxiety around the idea of open heart surgery, and typically that is because patients such as yourself aren't sure of what to expect. We wanted to put your nerves at rest as much as we can, so we're going to ease your mind by giving you a glimpse of what your day could look like when you go in for open heart surgery.

Symptoms and Causes of Coronary Artery Disease

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jun 20, 2019 7:13:12 AM

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Everyone goes through cycles of health, but certain symptoms point to larger problems. If you recently discovered that you or a loved one is at risk of having or has coronary artery disease, you likely walked out of the doctor’s office with a lot of mixed feelings and confusion. What is coronary artery disease? How could it affect you or your loved one going forward? What needs to change in your life or the life of your loved one to minimize the risks?

Negative Effects of Heart Surgery Complications on Hospitals

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 28, 2019 12:06:51 PM

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The patients who undergo heart surgery are susceptible to a host of complications that can set in during their stay in the hospital. When any of these happen, it can cause enormous problems for the hospital. To keep that from happening, there are a few steps you can take for patients and hospital safety.

Tips for Your Heart Surgery Patients Recovery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 25, 2019 10:02:58 AM

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Heart surgery recovery is not something that happens overnight. It's a process--which means that there are many things your patients need to do (and some things they're not supposed to do). Since all of that information can get a little overwhelming, we've compiled a few quick tips to help your patients remember how to keep their recovery on track.