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Post operative exercises in cardiac patients
Exercises is the important component of recovery from the heart surgery .The post operative exercises for the cardiac patients after cardiac surgery like CABG( coronary artery bypass surgery).
The second session of the post operative exercises starts when the patients reached the home and patient feels relaxes to do mild exercises. It begins with the slow walking for 3minutes inside home around living room initially with continues breaks and breathing exercises in-between. As became stronger start walking outroads.The walking should perform at least 3-4 times in week, for 15mins duration should continue until you reach 60 minutes during seventh week of your post surgery period.
After 7 weeks, the post operative exercise continues with the strengthening exercises of the limbs. This includes separate session for Upper and lower (i.e., hands& legs) extremities.
While doing post operative exercises you shouldn’t experiences shortness of breath, dizziness, unusual fatigue or chest pain. If it so stop doing exercises and concern the appropriate medical expertise.
The benefits of post operative exercises:
1. It improves exercises tolerance.
2. Alteration in blood pressure
3. Reduction in stress
4. Well being both mentally and physically
5. Return to work faster
Author: Vasumathy (Physiotherapist – GuiRes Healthcare)