Preparing For Heart Surgery

Overview:

For people having heart surgery, like CABG or heart valve surgery, this realistic and reassuring video will help them take an active role in preparing for surgery and recovery. It includes practical information about what the patient should do before surgery. It explains what they will likely experience in the operating room, and what to expect waking up in the ICU. The importance of pain management and incentive spirometry is highlighted. The video also covers an overview of transition from intensive care to progressive care. Actual patients share their experiences about having heart surgery and their recovery.

This video is courtesy of Milner-Fenwick, Inc.

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This page was last updated: September 8, 2014

         
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