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One hundred and ten men undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting took part in a prospective randomised study comparing three physiotherapy protocols. All patients were taught self supported huffing and coughing by a physiotherapist and encouraged to move about. This comprised the sole treatment for the 37 control patients (group 3). Additional(More)
Lung volumes and arterial blood gas tensions in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery were compared in 77 patients given an internal mammary artery graft (group 1) and 33 patients given a saphenous vein graft only (group 2). Patients in both groups developed a severe restrictive ventilatory defect after surgery, more pronounced in those receiving an(More)
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