Watch what you can do to help prevent deep vein thrombosis while you recover at home.
Learn the common instructions included in your discharge plan.
Learn strategies for rating and describing your pain level to members of your cardiac team, so they can treat it.
Know the signs and symptoms that require a call to your healthcare team, and when to call 911.
Part of your healing after open heart surgery can be caring for your sternal wound. This video explains how to care for your wound, tips to avoiding infections, when to contact your healthcare provider, and recommended activity.