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Steps to Take Before Your Cardiovascular Surgery

At the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, we want you to feel prepared for your upcoming surgical procedure. Listed below are the required forms for you to complete, as well as additional instructions and resources to guide you through surgery preparations. Please complete all the forms in advance, as well as review the instructions and helpful resources prior to your surgery date.

1. Complete all Required Forms

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  • Pre-Operative Pack Instructions
  • Scheduling Surgery and Pre-Op Testing & Teaching Appointment
  • Patient History Questionnaire
  • Medication List
  • Pulmonary Function Testing Questionnaire
  • Health and Well-Being Survey
  • Dental Evaluation
  • Advanced Health Care Directive

2. Watch all 4 Required Videos

Each Video Playlist includes 4 videos you need to watch prior to surgery. Those videos will play one after the other, once you hit the play button below.

Videos required, and included in the playlist below:

  • Preparing for Your Heart Surgery
  • The Day of Your Surgery
  • Heart Surgery Breathing Exercises
  • ​Heart Surgery: Intensive Care



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3. Review Other Instructions and Resources

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  • A Patient's Guide to Blood Transfusion
  • Herbs and Anesthesia
  • Helpful Phone Numbers

Other Resources

Cardiovascular Surgery Booklet - Your Heart: The Inside Story

Information for the Heart and Vascular Patient

Map & Directions

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