What is Heart Hugger?

Man modeling Heart Hugger

Heart Hugger™ is a simple, on demand, patient-operated harness that provides patients with full-time wound stability, sternal support, pain management and fewer wound complications after a sternotomy. When the handles are squeezed together, Heart Hugger™ circles the rib cage with uniform pressure and support. It is applied immediately after extubation and continues to work at home after discharge.

This sternum support device is a research-backed alternative to heart pillows. With Heart Hugger, patients find pain management, healing, and managing day to day recovery is in their hands. Heart Hugger also offers a Surgi Support Vest that acts as a post operative bra for patients with breast tissue that requires additional support. 

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