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Your Heart Surgery Journey – Your Surgery and Hospital Stay (Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

This booklet describes how the open heart surgery is done and what to expect right after and for the first few days after surgery. Depending on the type of surgery, you also get one of these booklets: After Heart Bypass Surgery, After Heart Bypass and Valve Surgery, After Heart Valve Surgery and/or Aneurysm Repair. (English) Colour

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Body Location:
  • Blood, Heart and Circulation
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery,
  • Surgery and Procedures
  • Care,
  • Recovery,
  • Information,
  • Tube,
  • Surgery,
  • Cardiac,
  • Resources,
  • Post-op,
  • Incision,
  • Operation,
  • Preadmission,
  • Valve,
  • Chest,
  • Open,
  • Aorta,
  • Bypass,
  • Sternum,
  • CSICU,
  • CardSx
  • All
  • Cardiac Services
Revision Date:
March 25, 2021
Reproduction Rights:
• Sternum incision image: CC BY-SA 4.0 / Stockholm / WikiMedia Commons • Anatomical heart images: CC BY 3.0 / staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine. ( • Pain Scale images: Faces Pain Scale – Revised (FPS-R). Copyright © 2001, International Association for the Study of Pain®. Reproduced with permission. • All other images: © Fraser Health
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