Harvard Heart Letter

Back on your feet: Tips for recovering from cardiac surgery

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Following your discharge instructions can help you avoid recovery setbacks.

Heart surgery takes a lot out of you, but there are things you can do to speed your healing.

Having a cardiac operation is definitely no fun, and the recuperation time can be frustrating. However, following your discharge instructions and listening to your body will help you get better faster and avoid setbacks.

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