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A patient will come into the hospital and before the surgery, they ask 'Am I going to get one of those heart pillows?'" Hayes said.

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"When you come out of bypass surgery, your chest is most vulnerable and so is the movement of your arms, you can't put pressure sideways onto your chest. So to focus on that, they give you the pillow," Lent said.

´╗┐Small pillow big help for heart surgery patients

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By hugging the pillow, the patient's chest incision is supported when they cough and move, which is important to the healing and alignment of the sternal bone after heart surgery.

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"Your chest bone has been split open, so you kinda hold the pillow over your heart and it allows you to cough without wincing. People Fila Shoes Low Cut

Lent, along with more than 250 other patients have received the 14 inch heart shaped pillows since the Kelowna cardiac care centre started doing open heart surgeries in December.

"My interest started in Supra Tk Society Black Patent Leather Shoes October 2012, when I heard they were going to start doing open heart surgeries here. We get a heart pillow made for every patient that leaves the hospital," Hayes said.

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Telus Community Ambassadors in the Lower Mainland and Victoria have been giving out heart shaped pillows to patients for many years, and Hayes wanted to bring the program to Kelowna after hearing about it.

"It's been so heartwarming that the patients appreciate it so much," said Linda Hayes volunteer co ordinator with the Telus Community Ambassadors.

the pillows, but each one is hand sewn and stuffed by 10 Telus Community Ambassador Volunteers.

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"The feedback that I've been getting is that they love them.

Lent still has his pillow. He used it for about a month after leaving the hospital a week after he had surgery. It helped him with his balance, walking, sitting up and standing after the surgery.

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cough a lot after this kind of surgery. If you don't cough, there's a chance you can get pneumonia. If you cough, it hurts like hell, so the pillow helps," Lent said. and Yukon pays for the fabric and filling of Fila Shoes High Top

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