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Exercise after heart surgery: To help you live a healthy, active life  
Abstract:  This handout explains sternal precautions, to be followed after heart surgery. Included is guidance for recovery after surgery, how to add or keep exercise in the lifestyle, exercise goals, and paying attention to the body's signals and symptoms.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2007, July 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE; Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine; Cardiology/5NE; Cardiothoracic Surgery/5NE; 5NE
General Topics:  Surgery; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Sternum; Safety Education; Heart Surgery; Exercise
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3441

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