Medical teams that will help you with your recovery
Doctors: Your doctors (including your cardiac
surgeon, cardiologist, and various specialists) will check on your daily
progress, examine you, prescribe and adjust your medicines, and treat any
Nursing team: Your nurses will help make sure that
you take your medicines, assist you with moving around and getting to the
bathroom, and monitor your blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. They are
also in the hospital ward around the clock and can help you if you have any
medical or other concerns.
staff support: While doctors and nurses help to ensure that you are recovering
from your CABG surgery, other hospital staff can assist you in other ways. For
example, they can help you organize your belongings, answer questions about
your recovery, and direct you to helpful medical resources. Working with these
staff members may help you reach your recovery goals. Hospital staff members
who may visit you during your hospital stay include:
A social worker, who makes sure that you go
home with any help or nursing that you may need.
Your case manager,
who interacts with your insurance company and can help you extend your
insurance coverage for additional recovery days or rehabilitation
As you prepare to leave the hospital, your medical team will give you
many instructions about how to care for yourself. You may want to have a folder
or binder to keep this information organized. Many of the hospital staff
members who have helped you recover during your hospital stay may not be
available when you are at home. So it is very important that you pay
close attention to all the instructions that they give you.
Your hospital stay is only the beginning of your recovery from CABG
surgery. In the weeks that follow, you will continue to work back to the life
you were leading before your surgery.