Recovery Plan - Patient Pathway
Open Heart Surgery Handbook
The care pathway presents a general idea of what you may expect during the process of recovery from open heart surgery, although the actual care you or your family member receive may vary from this pathway. Use this only as a guideline. The care pathway assumes that in-hospital recovery following open heart surgery will take five days. You may read through each day, or jump directly to the following parts of the pathway using the navigation on the right.