So you or a loved one are about to undergo open heart surgery. Upon doing your research, you notice pictures and recommendations of a Heart Pillow after surgery. But why do you need one?
The most important benefit of The Original Heart Pillow™ is sternum support. You or your loved one will be asked by the doctor or nurse to perform coughing and deep breathing exercises. These exercises are designed to clear the lungs of vapor that settles during surgery and after in order to prevent pneumonia and infection. The exercises can put stress on the sternum if it is not adequately braced. The Original Heart Pillow™ give you a comfortable yet firm splint to hold in place during your exercises to reduce pain and discomfort.
Everyday actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or even getting in and out of bed will also be significantly less painful if you brace your incision with The Original Heart Pillow™.
Check with your doctor to ensure that you or your loved one will receive a heart pillow after your surgery. If not, check out our retail store here.