Early rehabilitative treatment in aortocoronary bypass surgery

Lucia Petrucci, Francesca C. Ramella, Susanna Ricotti, Ettore Carlisi, Giuseppe Di Natali, Sara Messina, Chiara Pavese, Salvatore Nicolardi, Andrea M. D'Armini, Elena Dalla Toffola

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • Aortocoronary bypass (ACB)
  • Exercise
  • Gender
  • Outcome
  • Rehabilitalion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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