Preparing For Open Heart Surgery

Heart Camp - Pre-Surgery Preparation

Before you go through open heart surgery, attend a Heart Camp at Texoma Medical Center. Designed for both patients and their family members, Heart Camp attendees will learn about the surgery process, from pre-registration to discharge and recovery, from nurses and respiratory therapists. Specific topics include: 

  • Lifestyle changes to make prior to hospitalization
  • Breathing exercises to promote a quick recovery
  • What to expect in the operating room
  • Intensive Care Unit recovery
  • Care at home or a rehabilitation facility
  • Getting back to daily activities

For more information and to sign up for Heart Camp, contact a Patient Care Coordinator at 903-416-4177.