Friday, January 27, 2012

Heart Hugger Sternum Support Harness

You will be fitted with a Support Harness called Heart Hugger after your breathing tube is removed. This harness has adjustable straps over the shoulders like suspenders and a 4” wide chest belt that encircles your entire ribcage. There are handles in the front that should be adjusted to be one of your hands-width apart. Heart Hugger remains passive until you need support. Anytime you cough, sneeze or move your upper body, you will take the handles on the front of Heart Hugger and squeeze them together, with fingertips only, with one or both hands. Heart Hugger will provide you with uniform encircling support around your entire ribcage and give you the ability to control your pain and support your chest during the first few weeks of your recovery.

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