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Cardiovascular

Preparing For Heart Surgery

This video will help you prepare for your heart surgery: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery or Heart Valve Surgery. You will learn what to do before surgery and what to expect on the day of surgery. This video explains what you will likely experience in the operating room and when you wake up after surgery in Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). It also covers moving to the Step Down Unit and gives helpful information on ways you can take an active role in your care. Knowing what to expect helps relieve your fears and prepares you for a full and safe recovery.