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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.

How to Choose a Post-Operative Bra After Open-Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 19, 2021 12:35:08 PM

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After open-heart surgery, you’re going to have a lot of questions, concerns, and emotions.

Prior to surgery, post-operative bras might not have crossed your mind, but choosing the right one can not only provide you with a greater sense of comfort and security, but it can also aid in your recovery and get you back to living your best life, sooner.

5 Ways to Help Your Loved One After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Mar 9, 2021 8:34:04 AM

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When a loved one has had heart surgery, it can be a frightening time for both the patient and for you. There are a lot of things that your loved one will simply not be able to do for a while. There are also many types of support your loved one will need to get through the heart surgery recovery period. It's important to be there for your loved one so that this time goes smoothly.

Here are specific ways your loved one can use your help post-surgery. 

Why Should You Promote Cardiac Surgery Support Devices?

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 25, 2021 2:02:48 PM

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The number of heart-related surgeries has increased in recent years.  However, the recovery time and risk of potential postoperative complications remain the same. Healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to sternum support devices to reduce some of the risks of complications. This relatively simple device helps patients to recover quicker and experience fewer issues.