My Heart Notebook – A Recovery Guide for Heart Surgery Patients

Readmission rates after CABG can go as high as 20%, especially for patients with multiple risk factors.  My Heart Notebook is the perfect companion after any major heart surgery (including heart bypass or heart valve replacement or repair surgery). While in the hospital, patients are given countless instructions about recovery. This can be overwhelming for both patients and their families, and retaining information usually presents a challenge. My Heart Notebook provides your patients with exactly what they need to know to recover at home.

These represent random sample pages.

Contents include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • What can I expect after heart surgery?
    • How much pain will I have after heart surgery?
    • What about my emotions and depression?
    • What about activities?
    • When can I drive?
    • And more…
  • Recovery Guidelines and Restrictions
    • Daily checklist
    • A No No List to remind patients what NOT to do during the first 4-6 weeks after surgery
    • Incision Care instructions
    • Problems to watch for/When to call the doctor
    • How to use the Incentive Spirometer
    • And more…
  • Understanding your Medications
    • Medication tips
    • Understanding Coumadin®/Warfarin (including a list of aspirin products that may interfere with this medication)
    • Understanding Plavix®/Clopidogrel Therapy
    • And more…
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Diabetes Information
  • Helpful Templates
  • General Information
  • Details: 8.875 x 11.375, 66 pages
    (page count may change depending on your content), full color, spiral bound, back pocket, business card sleeve, custom cover with your hospital logo, custom content and your logo on each page (Available in English and Spanish)
  • Minimum order: 100 books
Call 800-408-3464, or email [email protected] for additional details and pricing.