Doctor Q&A: What Can Patients Expect In The Hospital?

Patients, their family members and friends often have important questions about staying in a hospital following heart surgery. How long are patients typically in the hospital following heart surgery? Do patients typically experience pain? If so, how can it be managed? What are the key patient milestones prior to discharge? What should patients bring to the hospital? To answer those questions, we interviewed Dr. Patrick McCarthy in this special video. Dr. McCarthy has performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures and more than 6,000 heart valve repair and replacement operations. (Video posted on April 20, 2022)

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Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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