Introducing the Cardibra: a randomised pilot study of a purpose designed support bra for women having cardiac surgery.

@article{Naismith2005IntroducingTC,
  title={Introducing the Cardibra: a randomised pilot study of a purpose designed support bra for women having cardiac surgery.},
  author={Carolyn Naismith and Annette F. Street},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={220-6}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac nurses instruct women to wear a brassiere (bra) after a sternotomy for cardiac surgery to reduce lateral tension on the wound. However this practice is rarely implemented because regular bras impede nursing care in the immediate postoperative period. The Cardibra was developed to address the inadequacies of the regular bra and provide an alternate method of breast support. AIM To develop a purpose designed support bra (the Cardibra) and evaluate its effectiveness on sternal… CONTINUE READING

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