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What aftercare is prescribed after minimally invasive heart surgery?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Same as regular

Most patients will be advised to walk every day, do deep breathing exercises, no heavy lifting or driving.

In brief: Same as regular

Most patients will be advised to walk every day, do deep breathing exercises, no heavy lifting or driving.
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Short & long-term

Depending on exactly how "minimally invasive" it was, the short term care is focused on wound healing (no infections, wound disruption) and rehabilitation (increasing activity).
In the long-term, the care needs to be focused on why the procedure was required in the first place, so risk factor assessment and management (blood fats, blood pressure, diabetic status, smoking status, weight control).

In brief: Short & long-term

Depending on exactly how "minimally invasive" it was, the short term care is focused on wound healing (no infections, wound disruption) and rehabilitation (increasing activity).
In the long-term, the care needs to be focused on why the procedure was required in the first place, so risk factor assessment and management (blood fats, blood pressure, diabetic status, smoking status, weight control).
Dr. Irv Loh
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