Heart Hugger Blog

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.

Tips for Avoiding Sternal Dehiscence

Posted by Heart Hugger on Feb 22, 2018 6:34:00 PM

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tips to avoid sternal dehiscence

"Complications" is one word you never want to hear--especially when it comes to recovery after heart surgery. The truth is that complications can be a concern, but when you're armed with the right information, a good healing plan, and a little bit of support, it's much easier to avoid problems like sternal dehiscence.

Sternum Stability for Your Recovering Patients

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 25, 2018 6:47:00 PM

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It is unfortunately very common for postoperative complications to arise, and it is only wise and prudent for healthcare providers such as yourselves to foresee these issues and give your patients the best course of action for their immediate health. There are several different postoperative care options out there, but one that has stood out to healthcare providers is the HeartHugger. This noninvasive care option enables patients to manage their pain and recovery at a reasonable pace with relative ease.