Your surgeon will provide you with complete instructions for how to successfully prepare for and recover from your heart surgery. Use the information here to get an idea of what you can expect.
Join us for our pre-operative cardiac heart surgery classes to discuss what to expect before and after surgery. Call the surgeon's office at 717-231-8555 if you have questions.
Join our active support group where patients can share ideas, thoughts and concerns with people who understand. This is a free service, and we encourage family and friends to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Register for Powerful Hearts Support Group today.
"The Powerful Hearts Support Group has helped me in understanding better what my body went through during my open heart surgery. It was very enlightening." - Dave P.
"I think the types of issues that the folks in the group have faced are kind of live changing for us as we go forward. I know I never expected to have the problems I have. Getting together with people who have experienced similar situations and procedures is a non intimidating atmosphere for discussion and learning about what we've been through and what we can expect down the road. Lots of good personal education, which really keeps me focused on maintaining my exercise program and good eating habits. And it keeps us close to Central Pa's Cardiovascular Group, which for me, is mentally comforting as I actively work on maintaining my health, but know I may need their services in the future!" - Gary A.
"The support group continues to help me in various ways, namely:
If you experience problems after surgery
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