• JANUARY 22, 2014
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    How to Care for a Loved One After Heart Surgery

    How to Care for a Loved One After Heart Surgery

    Open heart surgery affects more than just the patient, and the recovery process is a collaborative effort between patient, caregivers, and loved ones. Caregivers in particular (whether professional or a loved one acting as a caregiver) play a vital role in the recovery process. The tips below will help you be the best caregiver possible

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    • SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
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    How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat Per Day?

    How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat Per Day?

    There are 1,440 minutes in a day, which means that a healthy adult heart beats roughly 100,800 times per day. Weighing in at just 8-10 ounces, the heart takes on an awful lot of work for its size! To learn more about conditions of the heart, or to speak with a qualified heart surgeon in

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    How many of these procedures have you done?

    All of the surgeons in our group are qualified to do all heart, thoracic and vascular procedures. Sometimes one surgeon has done many more procedures than another and (s)he might even ask a surgeon with more experience to help with the case. None of the surgeons, however, will do a case they do not feel

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    How long will the numbness last in my incision?

    Most people complain of some numbness around their incisions especially in the leg incisions around the ankle. This comes from disturbing the nerves. In the chest, you can often have numbness where the internal mammary artery is used for heart surgery, which would usually be in the left side of your chest and breast area.

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