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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.

What to Wear After Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 12, 2022 1:02:35 PM

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After heart surgery, deciding what to wear becomes a lot more complicated! Clothes are harder to put on than they used to be. And those fun fabrics now irritate the incision wound. Suddenly, those fashionable clothes filling your wardrobe just look daunting to wear.So, what should you wear? Let’s look at the best clothing options to wear after surgery.

Tips For Women To Prepare For Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Mar 17, 2022 8:15:53 AM

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After an invasive procedure like heart surgery, patients are hit with the reality that it’ll take some time before they feel normal again. The weeks, or even months ahead, can seem daunting as patients dread what kind of pain they might experience. However, with a little bit of planning, the good news is that your recovery doesn’t have to be this way.

How Hospitals Can Reduce Complications in Heart Surgery Patients

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 8, 2021 11:31:00 AM

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Complications after heart surgery aren't just bad news for patients—they also impact hospitals. Wound complications in a patient can be devastating financially for hospitals, especially when handling Medicare and co-morbid patients.

The cost to hospitals can range from $13,000 to $100,000 per complication. Then add on the financial penalties that hospitals face for having excessive readmissions according to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It’s evident that there is a great need to reduce the chances of complications following a patient’s surgery.

Top 5 Heart Surgery Recovery Questions

Posted by Heart Hugger on Oct 20, 2021 12:00:00 AM

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The more prepared before and after heart surgery you are, the quicker you can recover. There’s not a more important time to stay in tune with your body than while recovering. It is essential to the recovery process that you note pain and discomfort. This is especially critical for the incision site and surrounding areas. 

Exercise to Improve Hearth Health

Posted by Heart Hugger on Oct 14, 2021 1:19:56 PM

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A big step towards having great heart health is being physically active. This is one of the most effective tools you can use to strengthen your heart muscle and maintain your weight. It is also beneficial for controlling high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure, both of which can increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Improve Your Heart Health With Cardiac Rehab

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 23, 2021 3:47:40 PM

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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 Heart Surgery Patients Goes Beyond the OR

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jul 28, 2021 1:44:55 PM

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As a healthcare professional, you know that postoperative care after heart surgery is one of the most important factors driving the success and time it takes for your patients to recover.

The Heart Hugger Sternum Support Harness can help your patients not only recover quicker but provide those caring for them with more confidence as well.