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What to Expect
For Your Heart Valve Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions about Heart Valve Surgery

Where do I go for my initial visit? 
Where do I go on the day of surgery?
What should I do the night before my heart valve surgery?
What do I need to do the morning of my heart valve surgery?
When should I arrive for my heart valve surgery?
What do I need to bring with me to my heart valve surgery?
Will I be able to see my family before my heart valve surgery?
Where does my family wait during my heart valve surgery?
How can family members be reached during my heart valve surgery?
How will my family be notified about progress of my heart valve surgery?
Where do my family and I park during my heart valve surgery?
Is there valet parking?
When will I meet with the anesthesiologist for my heart valve surgery?
What is anesthesia?
When will anesthesia be administered for my heart valve surgery?
How will I feel after my heart valve surgery?
What can I expect to be hooked up to after my heart valve surgery?
Will I have a breathing tube after my heart valve surgery?
How long will I be in the CV Recovery Unit (ICU) after my heart valve surgery?
Where will I go once I am released from the CV Recovery Unit (ICU)?
How long will I be in the hospital post heart valve surgery?
What can I expect when I am released from the hospital?
When can I drive after heart valve surgery?
When can I expect to be back to normal activities after heart valve surgery?
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