Remember… Avoid Jacuzzis And Hot Saunas During Early Recovery
I don’t know about you…
But, as I went through the heart valve surgery process, I learned ALOT of interesting information about the heart – specifically, its anatomy and function.
I also learned there was a laundry list of Do’s and Dont’s specific to the recovery. In past posts, I’ve written about many of these recovery suggestions which include everything from not drinking coffee after surgery to using your incentive spirometer after heart surgery.
FYI, here is another little fact to remember during your recovery from heart valve repair or heart valve replacement surgery.
Do not spend time in a jacuzzi, wet sauna, dry sauna or extremely hot shower immediately after cardiac surgery. High temperatures force the heart to work harder to circulate blood throughout the body.
As The Practical Guide For Heart Health states, “Avoid working and exercising in extremely hot temperatures during your early recovery from heart surgery.”
Keep on tickin!
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.