Aim: The objective of this retrospective study is to analyze functional recovery and response to rehabilitation treatment during the immediate postoperative phase of aortocoronary bypass (ACB) surgery. Methods; We studied 319 patients, who had undergone ACB surgery and who needed post-acute rehabilitation. Results: All patients presented post-operative respiratory dysfunction, 300 cases presented inability in position changes and needed neuromotor exercises in addition to chest physiotherapy. Rehabilitation treatment began at a mean number of 1.79 ± 1.37 days after surgery and continued for 5.78 ± 3.59 days. At the discharge, at mean 5.47±2.25 days after surgery, most of patients (65.61%) walked independently. Conclusions: Our study described a protocol of early rehabilitative treatment that appeared to be suitable in promoting patients'functional recovery after aortocoronary bypass surgery.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2013|
- Aortocoronary bypass (ACB)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health