Heart Surgery- First Days of Recovery

Overview:

This video explains what the patient is likely to experience as they move along their recovery path in the hospital. It covers the importance of pain management, getting up and moving, breathing exercises (spirometry and controlled coughing), walking in the hospital, strengthening exercises, common emotions they may have, and how patients can take an active role in their care. The video helps patients realize that recovery will take time. Actual patients share their experiences and ways of coping in the video. Cardiac rehabilitation is presented as a possible recommendation by the healthcare team.

This video is courtesy of Milner-Fenwick, Inc.

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This page was last updated: September 8, 2014

         
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