What is the recovery process like after heart surgery?

The recovery process after heart surgery varies depending on the type of surgery and the patient’s overall health. Generally, patients will spend a few days in the hospital recovering, followed by a period of rest at home. It may take several weeks to months to fully recover, during which time patients may need to participate in cardiac rehabilitation, take medications, and make lifestyle changes to improve heart health. Follow-up appointments with the cardiac surgeon and cardiologist are essential to monitor recovery and manage any complications.