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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.