Heart Hugger Blog

Why Heart Pillows are Ineffective After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 7, 2018 10:07:00 AM

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As a trained medical professional, not only are you tasked with helping patients through difficult health issues, but you are also tasked with finding the medical solutions that make the most sense for your patient and your hospital. The Heart Pillows (also known as cough or cardiac pillows) that are distributed at hospitals, although they are well-known and widely used, are actually ineffective for patients and cause hospitals more money in the long run. Heart Pillows serve as great memento’s and may provide a little mental comfort for patients, but nothing more than that.

Evidence-Based Recovery Support for Respiratory Splinting

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jun 16, 2018 11:23:00 AM

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There is an ongoing discussion about how to best address the needs of patients who are recovering from heart surgery. With new technology, new medications, and continual anecdotal support for certain techniques, it’s no surprise that in our digital age there is a demand for more options and more evidence.

One type of post-op recovery support available is the Heart Hugger, a patient-operated harness that helps with pain management in addition to wound stability and sternal support.

Planning for Heart Surgery Recovery at Home

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 9, 2018 12:16:00 PM

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Having surgery can be stressful, but planning out all the details ahead of time can help ease some worry because you’ll know exactly what to expect. Focus on each segment of the surgery – before, during, and after – so that you and your loved ones are as prepared as possible.

This guide will cover how to prepare for your time at home after the surgery.

How Heart Hugger Helps Relieve Suffering Following Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 14, 2018 12:31:00 PM

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As a recovery nurse, you know that reassurance is just as important as the medical care you give your patients following surgery. They've trusted medical professionals to get them through surgery, but they know that for many of the long days and weeks that follow, they'll be at home navigating the recovery process.

For many heart surgery patients, the Heart Hugger Sternum Support Harness helps them better manage their pain during recovery. And because Heart Hugger lets patients decide when to apply pressure, they feel more in control of their pain and the entire healing process.