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Preparing Your Child For Heart Surgery

What Your Child May Look Like After Surgery

Several tubes and lines are needed to monitor and care for your child while in the hospital. Even when you know what to expect, it is overwhelming to see the amount of tubes and lines that will be on your child when they arrive in the intensive care unit after surgery. Below are some of the tubes and lines you might see on your child and their function. Most of these will be seen right after surgery, but some may be needed at other times during your child's hospitalization.