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How should I take care of the area around the surgical cut after heart failure surgery?

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To protect the area around the surgical cut:

  • Keep it clean and dry.
  • Use only soap and water to clean it.
  • Eat a healthy diet to help healing.

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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