Your Heart and Surgery
About Your Heart
Heart Surgery Overview
While You Wait
Waiting For Surgery
When to Call Your Family Doctor
Getting Ready for Surgery
The Night Before Surgery
Day of Surgery
Care After Surgery
Activity After Surgery
Getting Ready to Go Home
Recovering at Home
When to Call Your Doctor
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
This program covers topics like going back to work, eating well, anxiety, and exercise. It can also help lower your chance of having heart trouble later on.
Taking part in a cardiac rehabilitation program is one of the best ways to quickly and safely go back to your regular life and all the activities you enjoy.
Your healthcare team will arrange your referral to a cardiac rehabilitation program. You’ll start about 6 weeks after you’ve gone home.
The cardiac rehab staff will help you in your recovery as you make changes in your life to manage your heart health.
You’ll meet and learn from others who are going through the same thing. There’s lots of support and advice for you in the cardiac rehab program.
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