Heart Hugger sternum support harness

General Cardiac Technology Inc

General Cardiac Technology Inc, Santa Cruz, Calif, produces and markets the Heart Hugger sternum support harness, which provides pain relief, faster return to premorbid respiratory levels, fewer wound complications, and cost savings at more than 200 US and 340 international heart programs. Heart Hugger gives patients the confidence and independence to be aggressive with respiratory therapy, thereby speeding recovery while supporting their surgical wounds. Simply squeezing the handles together whenever needed provides uniform encircling support for the whole chest. (800) 798-2667; www.hearthugger.com.