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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.

Tips for Your Heart Surgery Patients Recovery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Apr 25, 2019 10:02:58 AM

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Heart surgery recovery is not something that happens overnight. It's a process--which means that there are many things your patients need to do (and some things they're not supposed to do). Since all of that information can get a little overwhelming, we've compiled a few quick tips to help your patients remember how to keep their recovery on track.

5 Tips for Faster Recovery After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 24, 2019 1:45:34 PM

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It's important to be patient during your heart surgery recovery period, allowing yourself ample time to recover. From replenishing your blood supply to regaining your pre-surgery strength and endurance, your body has a big job ahead. Expecting too much too soon can put unnecessary strain on your body and even lengthen your heart surgery recovery period.

A More Successful Recovery After Heart Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Dec 10, 2018 1:27:08 PM

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After heart surgery, it's natural to wonder about your post-surgery life. How soon can you expect to feel like yourself again? When will you be able to resume your normal activities? While the answers to these and other questions vary widely between individuals, there are steps patients can take after heart surgery to shorten recovery time and get back to everyday activities.

Post-Op Pain Management Without Opioids

Posted by Heart Hugger on Sep 24, 2018 10:20:34 AM

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After surgery, pain management becomes a priority, and prescription medications like opioids are typically the first line of defense. For many, the idea of using opioids is concerning -- after all, we constantly hear all the terrible stories about the opioid crisis. While some medication is necessary in most cases, there are several other alternatives for pain management. Always talk to your doctor about your plans for pain management. Here are some of the best options to consider.