Posted by Heart Hugger on Oct 25, 2018 11:28:00 AM
One of the most important goals of patients and healthcare providers after surgery is avoiding postoperative complications. After heart surgery, this goal is especially critical given the nature of the operation and recovery and because up to half of patients have a high risk of complications.
Postoperative complications can be costly, so patients and surgeons alike look for any and all tools to prevent them. One device that is non-invasive and proven to be effective is sternum support harnesses such as Heart Hugger. Here’s a look at a few of the key ways Heart Hugger reduces complications.
Reducing the strain on sternal wounds is crucial to overall recovery and pain management. Heart Hugger works to stabilize the wound at all times, as patients wear the harness round the clock. By supporting the wound during movements and adding additional protection for instances like coughing or sneezing, wound stability is easy and effective.
The patient’s role in their recovery has been the focus of much research over the years. There’s no question that a patient who feels in control of pain management and recovery has a better chance of avoiding complications than one who does not. Heart Hugger provides that opportunity for control by giving patients a tool to help themselves and treat their pain.
Keeping pain levels manageable is important for comfort and long-term recovery. Heart Hugger’s design helps keep patients more comfortable during recovery which can have a positive effect on their overall recovery times. And, having more options for managing pain at home reduces the risk of patients having to seek medical care during recovery because of intolerable pain levels.
Heart Hugger helps patients and medical professionals meet the goals of reducing postoperative complications. To learn more about how we do that, please contact us today!