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Many people have heart surgery every year. Heart surgery is a big life event that affects you and your family both physically and emotionally. It’s normal to have questions and concerns about the surgery.
This health topic will tell you about heart surgery, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect after surgery, and guide you through your recovery.
Don’t forget that you’re part of your healthcare team so you play a big role in your recovery. You’ll be given instructions on how to take care of yourself after you go home and how you can help yourself as you recover.
Take your time when reading this information. You’ll find that each time you read it, you’ll learn or remember something else.
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