The Cardiovascular Surgery Healing Enhancement Program offers integrative medicine to people who are having heart (cardiovascular) surgery and their families at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Integrative medicine combines complementary medicine with conventional medical care to address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The program offers you access to several complementary and integrative therapies before, during and after your heart surgery to promote healing.
Complementary therapies may benefit you and your family members in many ways, including:
You may contact your nurse or other member of your medical team if you're interested in complementary therapies. Also, you may request a referral from your doctor for outpatient care during your recovery after you leave the hospital. Some of the complementary services offered include: