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Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Complete Guide

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM

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If you are struggling with heart health or are recommended post-surgery for cardiac rehabilitation, also known as cardiac rehab, you want to pay attention. This is a heart health program provided by medical professionals that is used to improve your overall cardiac response and recovery rates. If you have had a heart attack, heart surgery, or suffer from heart disease, the use of cardiac rehab can also reduce symptoms associated with cardiac-related illnesses and conditions.

Caring for Your Husband During Heart Surgery Recovery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 14, 2022 2:53:14 PM

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Heart surgery recovery is not a journey the patient takes alone. Instead, it's one they share with their spouse every step of the way. If your husband is having heart surgery, it makes sense to want all the focus to be on him--but remember that you're having this experience, too. Here's what you can do to help make heart surgery recovery a little easier.

CABG Aftercare: What to Expect

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 10, 2022 9:56:38 AM

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Like any serious operation, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has an intricate aftercare journey. The more you know about this process, the more prepared you'll be to follow your doctor's directions and reduce your risk of serious complications. Here's a look at what to expect from CABG aftercare and how you can take an active part in your healing journey.

Here’s Why You Need to Walk After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 11, 2022 12:14:10 PM

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During the heart surgery recovery process, you might not be in the mood to want to stand up and walk around. However, walking can actually help you recover faster by improving your strength. This means you can get back to feeling like your usual self a lot sooner. Here’s why you won’t want to skip the walks that your doctor recommends.