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cardiac rehab atrial fibrillation

Artur H Herdy, Patrícia L B Marcchi, Adriano Vila, Claudia Tavares, Jauro Collaço, Josef Niebauer, Jorge P Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: Patients who have to wait in the hospital for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are exposed to the potential risks of immobilization. This clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of an in-hospital cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program performed before and after CABG on postoperative outcomes. DESIGN: Fifty-six patients who had to wait for CABG in-hospital were randomly assigned to a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (Rehab; n = 29) or to usual care (Control; n = 27)...
September 2008: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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