When to Call / Follow-up
Please call your physician if you have:
If you are taking blood thinners such as Coumadin®, call your physician if you have:
It is important to keep all appointments for blood work, tests and physician exams. You also will receive an order for a chest X-ray. On the day you leave the hospital, the nurse will arrange a follow-up physician's appointment. If this is not done, please call the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation at 312-695-2885 to set up an appointment. You will see a nurse practitioner or your surgeon during this visit.
Please note that it is important for you to see either your referring physician or cardiologist within two to three weeks of going home.
Talk with your physician about:
For more information regarding heart surgery, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-NM-HEART (664-3278) or request a first time appointment online.