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Are You Having Heart Surgery? Here’s What You Can Expect

Contributor: Shannon Pengel, MSN, RN, Clinical Nursing Director, Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute When you face cardiac surgery, a certain amount of stress is normal. But you can ease your anxiety and speed your recovery if you are prepared. Knowing what to expect can help get you back on your feet and walking again … Read More

Lung Cancer Surgery: Common Post-Op Issues (Video)

A lobectomy to remove lung cancer in patients diagnosed with stage 1 or 2 lung cancer can be a life-saving procedure. However, a lobectomy is a major surgery, so it’s important that patients are aware of common post-op complaints so they can let their doctors know if they are experiencing any issues. Thoracic surgeon Sudish … Read More

A lesser known condition known as costochondritis

Following heart surgery, talk to your doctor Following heart surgery there are many expectations. Recovery takes time, and every individual responds differently depending on his or her age, outlook and overall health. Perhaps one of the biggest worries is the unknown variable of “how much pain will I feel post-surgery?” Most patients undergoing a cardio … Read More

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