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Discharge Planning for a Patient after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

ByFarrukh Khan

Coronary heart disease is a major concern for the older adult population in the West and in many other countries around the world. However, it is important to understand that it is possible to treat coronary heart disease and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery provides significant relief to patients in terms of bringing about an improvement in their quality of life and a reduction in mortality. Recovery from a shocking experience requires that the patient and their caregivers know what is likely to benefit them the most and how to cope at home with the aftermath of surgery. Discharge planning is about determining what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to the other, as they shift from a hospital surgical ward to recover at home as an outpatient. This write-up presents discharge planning for a patient who has had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery performed on them in a surgical ward and is preparing to shift to their home.


Publication Date
Sep 30, 2011
Science & Medicine
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By (author): Farrukh Khan



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