Frequently Asked Questions
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With advances in anesthesia and laparoscopic surgery, clients are typically discharged from our surgery center a few hours after their procedure!
Stress Echo FAQs
- Patients have to achieve a target heart rate (HR) based off their age. You will have to stay at or above your HR for 15 seconds, and your Technician will tell you when it is time to get off the treadmill.
- Most patients hit their target within 4 to 7 minutes.
- The treadmill increases in speed and incline every 3 minutes. If you have any mobility issues, notify your Tech and they will be happy to make adjustments to suit your situation.
- Again, most patients hit their target HR within 4 to 7 minutes; which is a fast-paced walk. So, USUALLY, patients do not get to a running pace.
- If you exercise regularly, your heart is conditioned. Patients who exercise regularly typically exercise past the 7 minutes, and often get to a running pace before hitting their target.
- Certain blood pressure medications also have beta blockers, which sustain your heart rate. Some patients on BP medications will also last past 7 minutes.
- Come to your initial appointment in clothes that are comfortable to exercise in.
- Please be sure to wear your sneakers to your appointment. Patient safety is #1 at Blossom, and you need to have sufficient tread on the soles of your shoes to walk on the treadmill.
- Stress Technicians only have 90 seconds from when a patient hits their target HR, to obtain ultra sound images for the Cardiologist. For this reason, female patients will be bare-chested for their stress test. This is due to bras making imaging often impossible. If the images needed are not obtained, the patient will have to do the treadmill portion over.
- Please contact your Client Care Coordinator in regard to what your health condition is, to see if you qualify for our outpatient surgery.
- If you have a known heart condition currently, or in the past, please contact your Cardiologist to obtain outside cardiac clearance via a stress test and provide to Blossom.
If you find yourself confused about what you can or cannot have, or you are easily tempted with certain foods, we recommend sticking to the shakes for at least the first 6 months to maximize the potential of your new tool in the time period that’s most valuable.
Compliance is the science; give your body water, protein, vitamins/minerals, stay calorically controlled and your body will move!
On day X one person can tolerate 2 bites whereas another 10 bites. Based on what you can tolerate; you may be able to accomplish this with 3 meals. If the volume you can tolerate is less, then you will have to eat 5-6 smaller meals.
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IT WORKED. YOU DO NEED NUTRIENTS TO SURVIVE THOUGH! The expectation now is to schedule your meals. Set alarms, and create a routine because you are now eating to live... not living to eat. Remember; minimum 600 calories, at least 60g protein, and less than 50g total carbohydrates per day!
If you cannot manage this and experiencing extreme hunger, we recommend connecting BariBoss, our bariatric coaching partner to help you understand the mental aspect of things!
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2. Exercise and staying active.
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