Recovering After The Operation on Heart
The recovery period after surgery on the heart depends upon the type of operation. If the person suffered minimally invasive operations likely recovery period is short if the operation has been traditional, it is usually first recovery phase lasts from 6 to 8 weeks.
Postoperative wound care
Wound care after heart surgery implies the following :
- Ensure that the cut is clean and dry.
- To clean use only clean water and soap.
- Sticking to the diet assigned to the wound heal faster.
You should consult your doctor in case you experience the following symptoms:
- If the amount of fluid released from the wound increased or changed consistency and color.
- The wound opened up.
- Around the cut skin reddened and there was a burning sensation or heat.
- The body temperature rose to 38 degrees or more.
- There was a feeling the crunch, or mobility in the sternum during movement.
How to get rid of the pain after the surgery on heart
after surgery if the patient feels uncomfortable for a while , tension, itching or numbness around the wound - this is the norm. But it should be remembered that the pain should not be severe or the way it was before undergoing surgery.
If a heart operation was a coronary artery bypass surgery, you may experience pain in the legs, not the chest. Decrease such pain can help regular walking.
Physical activity after the surgery on heart
Usually, resume light physical activity after heart surgery is possible in 6-8 weeks, reported by the treating physician. Loads must comply with the following principles:
- Capacity load should be gradual. For example, to perform household duties, but no more than 15-20 minutes.
- Do not lift the weight of more than 3 kg.
- Do not push or pull heavy objects.
- If the doctor says it is possible to perform the ascent and descent of stairs.
- Hiking is necessary to make every day in the open air .
Meals after the surgery on heart
Power must always be healthy, diverse, containing vitamins and minerals. As a rule, before the discharge doctor tells what should be the diet. But it should be remembered that very often after surgery reduces appetite. The main objective of relatives at this time, to make undergoing surgery eat regularly in small portions. After a few weeks the appetite recovers.
Psycho-emotional state after the surgery on heart
Many patients after heart surgery experienced apathy, sadness, depression. These feelings are a few weeks. But the family must help as much as possible to cope with depressed mood, this must comply with certain rules:
- The patient should be dressed each day.
- Walk in the fresh air every day.
- Restore social responsibilities and activities.
- To tell someone about their experiences.
- Going to visit relatives and friends.
- Fully rest at night.
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