Effect of high and low frequency exercise therapy in patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

  • Periyasami M
  • Rao P
  • Soon J
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Abstract

Background Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is one of the major surgeries requiring long-term stay in hospital. This generally leads to the detrimental eff ects of bed-rest, including dependency in self-care, transfer, and locomotion. Our aim was to compare the eff ect of high-frequency and low-frequency exercise therapy in patients who had undergone CABG. Methods Patients who had undergone CABG were recruited from PSG Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, India, between Jan 1 and March 31, 2006. Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and modifi ed Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) were used to assess functional outcome. In a quasi-experimental design, patients received either high-frequency exercise therapy (exercise three times a day for 10 days, group 1), or low-frequency exercise therapy (once a day for 10 days, group 2). Data were analysed with paired t tests.

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Periyasami, M., Rao, P. V., & Soon, J. M. (2017). Effect of high and low frequency exercise therapy in patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Lancet, 389, S79. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(17)30475-0

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