A specialized bra may reduce pain for women recovering from heart surgery. A Researcher from the University of Calary has studied around 481 women in 10 cities across canada . Dr. Kathryn King, in her research informs that those who wore a bra had significantly less post-surgical breast pain and discomfort, when compared those who were in a control group.
Dr King submitted her findings to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver after two years of study.
For those who experience breast numbness and pain after surgery she had developed a special bra.
Dr King informed "On the whole, the women loved it. It's easy to put on, and it also helps protect their modesty".
This radical new design helps in preventing the weight of the breast from putting pressure on the wound. Instead of wearing a bra after a couple of days now women could wear it immediately.
This study was funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. It is also the fist work with scientific data to prove that a supportive bra is safe as well as effective enough to be worn after a heart surgery.
The bra is made of a soft material which closes in the front with a zipper. This is a tight fitting bra and has velco straps. The bra can be adjusted to changing breast sizes which sometimes happen after a surgery. Also there are no metal clasps that will afftect x-ray images.
The economic feasibility of this bra will be assessed now as this is not covered by health insurance. There is also a further study to look at whether these bras will help reduce scarring.