Pre- and postoperative cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in hospitalized patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Herdy2008PreAP,
  title={Pre- and postoperative cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in hospitalized patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Artur Haddad Herdy and Patr{\'i}cia L B Marcchi and Adriano Vila and Cl{\'a}udia Tavares and Jauro Collaço and Josef Niebauer and Jorge Pinto Ribeiro},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={
          714-9
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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