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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.

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.