How long will I be in the hospital after my heart surgery?Our average length of stay is about 5 days.
How long will I be on a ventilator after heart surgery?Most routine patients have the breathing tube removed in less than 4 hours.
How long is the recovery from heart surgery after I go home?You will not be able to drive or lift more than 10 pounds for about 4 weeks, unless you have a minimally invasive approach. Most patients are able to resume normal activity without any restrictions in 12 weeks.
Is heart surgery painful?You will have IV and oral pain medications to alleviate the pain, but it will not take away all of the pain.
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