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Pre-operative visit for heart surgeryPPre-operative visit for heart surgeryPre-operative visit for heart surgeryEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2010-02-18T05:00:00ZHelen Holtby, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000404.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Before your child has heart surgery, you will need to come in for a pre-operative visit. The team will assess your child's health and answer any questions you have about the operation.<br></p><p> Pre-operative visits are standard before heart surgery. This page explains what to expect during this appointment.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>During your child's pre-operative visit, they will undergo several pre-operative tests. and meet people on the health care team who will explain the surgery. </li> <li> Let the cardiovascular surgical coordinator know before the day of surgery if your child has a cold, diarrhea, or signs of the flu, or has had any contact with someone who has a contagious disease.</li></ul>
Visite préopératoire pour une opération cardiaqueVVisite préopératoire pour une opération cardiaquePre-operative visit for heart surgeryFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2010-02-18T05:00:00ZHelen Holtby, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000404.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Avant que votre enfant ne subisse une opération cardiaque, une consultation préopératoire est nécessaire. L’équipe évaluera sa santé et répondra à toutes les questions que vous vous posez au sujet de l’intervention.<br></p><p> Les visites préopératoires sont habituelles avant une opération cardiaque. Cette page explique à quoi il faut s’attendre au cours de ce rendez-vous.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Au cours de cette consultation, il va subir plusieurs examens préopératoires et il rencontrera des membres de l’équipe de soins de santé qui lui expliqueront l’intervention. </li> <li>Vous devez informer le coordonnateur en chirurgie cardiovasculaire avant le jour de l’intervention si votre enfant a un rhume, la diarrhée ou un état grippal, ou s’il a été en contact avec une personne atteint d’une maladie contagieuse.</li></ul>

 

 

Pre-operative visit for heart surgery1651.00000000000Pre-operative visit for heart surgeryPre-operative visit for heart surgeryPEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2010-02-18T05:00:00ZHelen Holtby, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000404.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Before your child has heart surgery, you will need to come in for a pre-operative visit. The team will assess your child's health and answer any questions you have about the operation.<br></p><p> Pre-operative visits are standard before heart surgery. This page explains what to expect during this appointment.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>During your child's pre-operative visit, they will undergo several pre-operative tests. and meet people on the health care team who will explain the surgery. </li> <li> Let the cardiovascular surgical coordinator know before the day of surgery if your child has a cold, diarrhea, or signs of the flu, or has had any contact with someone who has a contagious disease.</li></ul><h2>What is the pre-operative visit all about?</h2> <p>If your child is having surgery, you and your child will have a pre-operative visit at the hospital. You will come in before the surgery for an appointment to prepare for the procedure. That day, your child will have a number of pre-operative tests and you will meet with a number of people on the health care team. Being prepared ahead of time for admission and surgery helps both you and your child cope with the experience of being in the hospital. </p> <p>During your pre-operative visit, your child will have blood work, an X-ray, and ECG. You will meet with the pre-op nurse who will do an initial assessment and answer any questions that arise. </p> <p>A nurse practitioner will take your history and do your child's physical examination. They will also available to answer any questions that may arise. The cardiovascular surgical fellow will come and explain the surgery to you and have you sign the consent form for the operation. You will also meet the surgeon, the anaesthesiologist, and, usually if your child is 3 years old or older, a child life specialist and a physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will instruct your child on some exercises he will need to do after surgery. Encourage your child to do these exercises as they will help with recovery. </p> <p>During your pre-op visit you may also be asked whether you would like your child to participate in a research study.</p> <p>This will be a full day. You will have a break for lunch, but bringing snacks and toys for your child are suggested. You should also be sure to bring any necessary documents for your child, like health cards, hospital cards, and referral letters. </p> <h2>Important considerations before surgery</h2> <p>It's important that you let the cardiovascular surgical coordinator know before the day of surgery if your child has a cold, diarrhea, or signs of the flu, or has had any contact with someone who has a contagious disease like chickenpox or the measles. If this is the case, the surgery may need to be postponed. </p> <p>If your child is over 1 year of age and has several teeth, they will need a dental check before the pre-operative day. Arrange for an appointment with the dentist. This is necessary to minimize risk of infection during the surgery. </p> <p>Finally, make sure the surgical coordinator knows what medicines your child is taking, if any.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/pre_operative_visit_for_heart_surgery.jpgPre-operative visit for heart surgery

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