A Guide to Your Heart Surgery at Covenant Health in Tennessee

Thank you for choosing the Heart Hospitals of Covenant Health for your heart care. We want to welcome you to our system and provide important information regarding your upcoming heart surgery.

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This section is designed to prepare you and your family for your heart surgery. We will identify steps both pre- and post-surgery that will help ensure a successful surgery and recovery.

You have just been told you need open heart surgery. It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions such as fear, anxiety, confusion, anger and depression. Share your feelings and concerns with friends, family and your healthcare team. Do not hesitate to ask questions about the surgery and recovery process.

Learn More about Heart Surgery at Covenant Health

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With as much good as TAVR surgery does, I don’t know why anybody who’s having problems wouldn’t do it.

Roy Ogle, Covenant Health’s First TAVR Patient


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Dr. Riedel saved my life. He was the one who made the call, just for peace of mind, to do that heart cath. The hospitals are just the best I’ve ever been in, I’ve never had a bad experience.

Chris Tatum, Covenant Patient

Heart Catheterization

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Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has helped strengthen my heart and helped renew my spirit.

Jessie Hood, Covenant Patient

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Covenant Health