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Post Discharge Follow-Up

Open Heart Surgery Handbook


  • Continue leg exercises at home at least for 2 weeks.
  • Advance walking at home gradually adding minutes and distance as tolerated. Goal: walk 1 to 2 miles per day.

Fluids / Nutrition

  • Regular diet with restrictions based on your particular needs.
  • Once a week weight (optional).


  • Continue Inspirometer at home.
  • Take medication as prescribed.
  • Suture removal as scheduled.
  • Cardiologist appointment (4-6 wks).
  • Surgeon appointment (2 wks and 12 wks).
  • Family Practice appointment (6 wks).


  • Cardiac Rehab Program encouraged.
  • If any questions, call: Surgeon’s Office: 419-251-3180, or Nursing Unit: 419-251-4130.
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