Cardiac Surgery

Patient and Family Resources

Complex, high-risk surgery is stressful for patients and their families. Tufts Medical Center's cardiac surgery nurse liaisons play a vital role in helping you understand the hospitalization process and procedures, as well as easing any emotional concerns. Tufts Medical Center's nurse liaisons are available to:

  • Instruct and guide you along the clinical pathway
  • Respond to any medical and social concerns that may arise
  • Meet with families before, during and after surgery
  • Provide instructional videotapes for you and your family to review
  • Conduct a pre-discharge teaching class
  • Contact you after discharge to maintain continuity of care until you have visited your referring physician.
  • Manage anticoagulation and bring any other medical issues to the attention of the attending staff
  • Follow progress of patients who have been transferred to rehabilitation facilities