Feb 25, 2013 / 5:40 am
Heart Pillows play a very critical role in the successful recovery for patients who have had open-heart surgery.
Cardiac Services RN Cathy Roberts says the little red hearts are the perfect size to be squeezed by patients.
“By hugging the pillow, the patient’s chest incision is supported while they are coughing and moving, which is important to the healing and alignment of the breast bone after heart surgery.”
In Kelowna, pillows are hand-sewn by ten Telus Community Ambassador Volounteers with materials donated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
As of Feb 15, 129 Heart Pillows have be sewn and delivered. The TELUS Community Ambassadors have set a goal to sew and deliver 600 for 2013.
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With files from Laurel D'Andrea - Beyond 50 Magazine.
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