Though we often think about diet and exercise as interventions to promote everyday life and healthiness, but these lifestyle choices also influence the concept of frailty, its relationship to surgical risk and the ability to tolerate surgery later in life.
Not sure when it’s safe to resume activities after heart surgery? A cardiac surgeon shares guidelines on how to gradually get back into the swing of things.
Athletes, fitness buffs and novices alike all know the saying “no pain, no gain,” and to some extent, this is true. But how to do we know if the pain we are experiencing is normal?
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
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Contributor: Mayur Pandya, DO When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically, but they often struggle to regain confidence. These feelings can influence how they react to the injury, approach recovery and get back to their sport. Remember that after a sports injury, it’s normal to feel mild apprehension … Read More
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
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