BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H
BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H

BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H

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The Patented BHIS Post Operative Cardiothoracic Support Bra E-H

The BHIS™ Bra has been shown to provide support and comfort following cardiothoracic surgery. It has been designed in the UK by clinical experts in cardiothoracic surgery and surgical site infection prevention.

As well as providing comfort and support after cardiothoracic surgery, the BHIS™ Bra allows easy access to assess and dress the wound.

To order, you can either call our Freephone number on 0800 279 2050 or purchase direct from our online store.

If the size you are looking for is out of stock:
Sister sizes can be one band above and a cup below your usual size or one band below and a cup above. Please see below sister size chart for further details. Find your current size and then use the next sister size on the same line.
Certain sizes are also only available as bespoke, so please get in contact if you do wish to purchase a specific size that is not in stock.

*This product is not valid for VAT exemption under HMRC guidelines, as it is a short term post-operative aid.

**The BHIS Bra is not available on prescription.

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Author(s) Title
Rochon, M., Gibb, D., Mullins, C., et al. Quality improvement: chest support to aid recovery following median sternotomy in female cardiac patients View

How to measure & check fit

Before the operation, take two measurements in a sitting position wearing your own bra. Measurement A exhale (stomach out) and measure under bust approximately two inches under breast crease, B measure circumference over bust.

Cup size equals: B (over bust measurement) minus A (rib/under bust measurement) resulting in your order size.

Example:
Measurement A = 38″           Measurement B = 44″
Calculate (B) 44″ minus (A) 38″ = 6″ difference (left column on measuring chart)
Bra size = 38E

To check fit:
Ensure two fingers can be comfortably placed under:
1. The band/under the front fasteners (i.e. over wound)
2. Under the armpits
3. Under the top of the shoulder strap

Check the fit daily. If it becomes too tight, seek medical advice. Do not wear a poorly fitting bra as this risks damaging the wound.

Difference Cup Size
1" Difference A cup
2" Difference B cup
3" Difference C cup
4" Difference D cup
5" Difference DD cup
6" Difference E cup
7" Difference F cup
8" Difference FF cup
9" Difference G cup
10" Difference GG cup
11" Difference H cup

NB: Sister sizes can be one band above and a cup below your usual size or one band below and a cup above. Please see below sister size chart for further details. Find your current size and then use the next sister size on the same line.

The BHIS™ Bra is suitable for patients who need a midline chest incision for heart surgery.

Patients who need new implant devices after surgery (e.g. pacemaker) can also use the product but the shoulder strap on the affected side should be left unfastened so it is not resting on the implant wound.

Caution
DO NOT use in cases of delayed wound closure (chest stented), chemotherapy, breast surgery or extremely fragile skin. Seek medical advice if unsure.

The BHIS™ Bra has been shown to provide support and comfort following cardiothoracic surgery. It has been designed in the UK by clinical experts in cardiothoracic surgery and surgical site infection prevention.

To order, you can either place your order online or call our Freephone number on 0800 279 2050.

Sister sizes can be one band above and a cup below your usual size or one band below and a cup above. Please see sister size chart for further details. Find your current size and then use the next sister size on the same line.

BHIS Bra Sister Sizes
We advise that all of our support garments are machine washed under a normal setting at a maximum 40°C. Garments should then be hung and allowed to dry naturally which helps to ensure longer lasting performance. We also suggest that VELCRO® brand fastenings are secured/closed during any wash cycle. For best results we would also suggest garments are placed in a 'wash-bag' although this is not necessary.

Additional Information

Key features:

• Side panels to reduce pressure on the wound
• Removable and adjustable straps for comfort and access to the wound
• Breathable panels to reduce moisture build up
• Two-way stretch to accommodate fluid weight gain associated with cardiac surgery
• Front opening for wound assessment and wound dressing
• Triple hook and eye fastening with the option to leave lower hooks undone to avoid pressure on the lower wound
• Seams and labels on the outside of the bra to protect the skin and provide greater comfort
• Band suitable for use with the majority of chest drains
• Designed to give side support as opposed to a conventional bra which focuses on uplift
• Suitable for day and night wear
• Full standard size range, 28A – 56H
• Bespoke range: 28-56DD, FF and GG

BHIS Bra Features

The BHIS™ Bra has been shown in practice to provide support and comfort following cardiothoracic/ heart surgery. It has been designed in the UK by clinical experts in cardiothoracic heart surgery and surgical site infection prevention.

UK Patent 2550025

Manufactured by CUI International, Caldow House, Crescent Road, Lutterworth under license from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The “BHIS” mark is the registered trade mark of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Community Registered Design No. 004673143-0001.

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