How to make the most of your preadmission appointment

Surgery Scheduled? How to Make the Most of Your Preadmission Appointment

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Meeting with your surgeon before an operation to discuss informed consent has changed over the years. Find out how to be prepared for this important meeting so you go into surgery feeling comfortable.


What's next after cardiac surgery?

Returning to Normal Activities After Your Heart Surgery (Video)

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After cardiac surgery, you want to be normal right away. Take time to heal, join a cardiac rehabilitation program, and your heart and body will thank you now and later.


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How to Prevent Cardiac Surgical Wound Infections (Video)

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Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.


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Have Diabetes? Do This for a More Successful Surgery (Video)

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Heart surgeon Joseph Sabik, MD provides his advice to diabetics: Keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges.


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Blood Transfusions after Open Heart Surgery (Video)

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Joseph Sabik III, MD, explains how modern techniques can minimize blood transfusions after heart surgery.