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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.

Reducing Complications and Readmissions After Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 24, 2020 3:10:08 PM

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Heart pillows are a common tool widely used for cardiac patients. They can be comforting, but there is no evidence that they actually help cardiac patients to heal. They also cost hospitals a lot of money for something that is a placebo. As a matter of fact, these pillows can lead to infections when they are taken to different places and exposed to a lot of surfaces. They also can't act as any constant support, as the patient has to hold one in place.

COVID-19 Info for People with Heart Disease

Posted by Heart Hugger on Oct 13, 2020 8:03:43 AM

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The pandemic has caused plenty of concern for individuals with underlying illnesses, especially individuals who suffer from heart disease and have a higher risk. In recent studies, it's been revealed that the strength and health of one's heart plays a large role in their body's ability to fight COVID-19.

One study out of Wuhan, China, revealed that 27.8 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients suffered heart damage. Additional research has popped up from Europe and the United States that reinforces this connection. Let's look at what that means for patients.