Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
This five-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for coronary artery bypass surgery, also called bypass surgery or open heart surgery, which is done to create a new path for blood to flow around blocked blood vessels in the heart. It explains what coronary artery bypass surgery is, how and why it is done, and specifies what the patient will need to do to prepare for surgery. It contains check boxes where a healthcare provider can indicate when they will need to shower with CHG soap. The document explains what will happen just before, during, and after the surgery. It discusses home care, lists things the patient can do to prevent blockage, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.
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