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    My new cardiologist discovered that my blood pressure when I was lying down was 158/70 and the minute I stood up it when down to 124/65. He told me that I should wear support hose or teddi hose like they use in surgery.
    They did not put the teddi hose on me when I had my recent septal myectomy at Cleveland. They did get me up right away the next day after surgery. Do they have a reason for not using the Teddi hose after surgery now?
    Bettie
    septal myectomy on Jan. 27, 2005

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    Hi Bettie,

    I did not have the TET hose/compression stockings after my myectomy at CCF either. My understanding was because they wanted/expected you to be up and about walking to divert any clots from forming. As long as you are mobile afterwards I don't believe they use them as much anymore.

    After I had an emergency surgery soon after my myectomy at my local hospital they put leg 'pumps' on me when I went into ICU for circulation. I ended up walking that same day in the hospital so they took them off as I was mobile and did not need them to keep the blood circulating.

    All my best,
    Lynn
    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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      I work on a medical/surgical floor and it is considered protocol that all surgeries have TED and Sequential devices in place after surgery. Typically, the sequential devices do tend to come off when your ambulating activity is close to what you normally would do in a typical day. As far as the TED hose are concerned they stay on until you are discharged.

      In my personal experience when I'm in the hospital they always tend to throw them on me because I've had DVT's and a PE before. They don't want those problems so that's what they do.

      I also have orthostatic hypotension which is what you are describing Bettie. I'm supposed to wear them to but I don't because they are hot and bunch up alot. I don't see a huge difference with them on so they sit in a drawer.

      Mary S.

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