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How can you help your loved one with pain relief after heart failure surgery?

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It's normal for your loved one to feel some discomfort at the incision, as well as itching, tightness, or numbness. But the pain shouldn't be similar to what he felt before surgery. He'll get a prescription for a pain medication before he leaves the hospital.

SOURCES:

Heart Failure Society of America: "Managing Feelings About Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "For Heart Failure Caregivers," "Caregiver Resources."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Heart Failure Society of America: "Managing Feelings About Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "For Heart Failure Caregivers," "Caregiver Resources."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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