Videos: Recovering from Cardiac Surgery 

After your heart surgery, you will receive extensive education from your care team about what to expect when you go home. Watch these helpful videos to start learning.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your cardiac surgeon's office at 617-632-8383.


Physical Activity and the Path to Recovery

Your recovery in the hospital has been marked by many important milestones. As you continue your recovery at home, you will gradually return to your regular routines.


Caring for Your Incision

Learn how to care for your incision and spot signs of infection.


When to Call the Doctor

In the first weeks after surgery, it’s important to monitor your progress and know when to call the surgeon or go to the emergency room.


Pain Control

As you return home and increase your activity, you may have increased pain. Learn more about common pain medications.


Diet Tips

Learn how to make heart-healthy choices to help speed your recovery.


Common Medications

Learn more about the medicines that are frequently prescribed following heart surgery.


Follow-up Care

You will continue to receive care after you leave the hospital. Learn more about your follow-up care.


Understanding Coumadin (Warfarin)

Some patients will be prescribed Coumadin to help prevent the development of blood clots. Here’s what you should know.