At NYU Langone, nurses, social workers, and rehabilitation experts provide the support you need after you’ve been treated for aortic valve disease. Our specialists help you manage any physical or psychological issues that arise after heart surgery to help you return to your everyday activities.
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For up to 30 days after surgery to repair or replace an aortic valve, your care team may monitor your heart health remotely using a wireless device that sends information about your vital signs, including blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate. This allows your doctor to adjust medications such as anticoagulants or blood thinners as needed.
You typically see your doctor one week and again one month after you leave the hospital. If you have any concerns, please contact your doctor.
Specialists at Rusk Rehabilitation help people return to their daily routines after major heart surgery. They offer a peer support program that gives patients and their families the opportunity to share information and experiences.
Heart surgery can affect your mental and emotional wellbeing as well as your physical health. Because depression can follow major heart surgery, your doctor may refer you to social workers and psychologists who understand the emotional issues that you may face after heart surgery. You can join a support group or schedule one-on-one therapy.
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