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

How to Know if Your Heart Can Handle Non-Cardiac Surgery

Many surgical procedures are very safe. But any type of surgery carries risks along with it. In particular, doctors and surgeons want to find out about any potential heart or cardiovascular risks that you might have before deciding whether you are a good candidate for any kind of surgery. Ask questions and stay involved Before … Read More