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Preparing for heart surgery

Once you know you're going to have heart surgery, there are some things you can do to prepare for the operation ahead. 

Heart surgery nurse Chrissie Bannister has created the checklist below. You might want to print it out and tick things off as you prepare.

Preparing for my operation

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Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

This information has been created by Bupa and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. It is designed to provide you, your family and carers with the information you need at each stage of heart surgery, from your initial appointment with your surgeon all the way through to recovery. Here you will find information and advice from SCTS's nurses and surgeons, interviews with people who have been through surgery themselves, and practical tools and checklists to help support you through your operation.

To find out more about the SCTS please visit www.scts.org

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