Heart Surgery Patients
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Individuals who are in the process of making a decision about heart surgery, are scheduled for heart surgery or have gone through heart surgery and are in the recovery/rehabilitation process. Included may be surgeries that repair or replace the valves that control the blood flow through the heart's chambers; bypass or widen blocked or narrowed arteries to the heart; repair aneurysms or bulges in the aorta; implant devices to regulate heart rhythms; destroy small amounts of tissue that disturb electrical flow through the heart; create channels in the heart muscle to allow blood from a heart chamber directly into the heart muscle; or boost the heart's pumping power with muscles taken from the back or abdomen.
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