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Before, During, and After a Sternotomy

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jun 7, 2023 12:09:00 PM

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If you or a loved one is having a sternotomy, you likely have a lot of questions about the procedure, the healing process, what to expect, and more. While it's always best to ask your doctor for guidance, it never hurts to do a bit of foundational research so you know what to ask.

Sleeping After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 5, 2023 12:15:00 PM

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sleeping after heart surgery

It is quite common for patients to complain of having trouble sleeping after heart surgery. It can mean added stress during recovery, as patients are tired and want sleep, and because most recognize how vital sleep is to the recovery process

Let's take a look at some of the factors that affect post-surgery sleep patterns as well as tips to help you sleep better.

Hydration and Heart Health

Posted by Heart Hugger on Mar 14, 2023 12:36:13 PM

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You likely know just how important hydration can be for overall health--but what about heart health? Here's everything you need to know about the connection between taking care of your thirst and taking care of your body.

How to Participate in Heart Health Month

Posted by Heart Hugger on Feb 6, 2023 1:56:26 PM

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Whether Heart Health Month is close to your heart for personal reasons or you just want to raise awareness about an important issue, February has plenty of opportunities for you. Here are a few key ways to participate alone or with friends and family.

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.