Patients scheduled for cardiac surgery are required to visit the
Preoperative Clinic and participate in an educational class
approximately two to three weeks before their surgery. Family members
are also encouraged to attend, as they play a key role in their loved
The educational class provides an excellent opportunity for individuals
to meet members of the cardiac team and to ask any questions or express
any concerns that they may have about their upcoming surgery.
Patient Education Materials
The "Congestive Heart Failure" booklet of the Heart and Stroke
Foundation provides valuable information to patients and their
families.To obtain a free copy, please contact the Heart and Stroke
Foundation at 1-888-473-4636.