Cardiac Surgery

A Couple Days After Surgery
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A Couple Days After Surgery

A day or two after your surgery, you’ll start to move around more, increasing your activity and self-care as you’re able. You’ll sit...
Ace Inhibitors
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ACE Inhibitors

Ace inhibitors and angio receptor blockers, or ARBs, are medications that relax your blood vessels and help put less stress on your...
Antiarrhythmics
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Antiarrhythmics

Antiarrhythmics are medications that are used to help with heart rhythm problems. The main job of antiarrhythmics is to keep your he...
Beta Blockers
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Beta Blockers

Medications for controlling your blood pressure and heart rhythm can also help after you have had a cardiac procedure. One type of m...
Blood Thinners
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Blood Thinners

Once you’ve had cardiac surgery, your doctor may suggest that you take a blood thinner. Blood thinners help blood flow by preventing...
Cholesterol Medicine
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Cholesterol Medicine

High levels of cholesterol can be harmful to your body, and if you have trouble lowering your cholesterol with diet and exercise, yo...
Day of Discharge
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Day of Discharge

Your discharge planning actually begins the day you arrive at the hospital for your surgery and continues until you leave. On your d...
Diabetes Medications
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Diabetes Medications

After your surgery, it’s possible that your blood sugar could be higher than normal. The sugar in your blood is your body’s main sou...
Diuretics
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Diuretics

After your surgery, your doctor might have you take what’s called a diuretic or a “water pill.” Diuretics help to get rid of extra f...