The effect of physical therapy on respiratory complications following cardiac valve surgery.

@article{Johnson1996TheEO,
  title={The effect of physical therapy on respiratory complications following cardiac valve surgery.},
  author={Douglas Johnson and Cheryle Kelm and Damien Thomson and Brent Burbridge and Irvin Mayers},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1996},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={638-44}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether higher personnel intensive chest physical therapy can prevent the atelectasis that routinely follows cardiac valve surgery. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Seventy-eight patients undergoing elective cardiac valve surgery between October 1991 and April 1993 were enrolled. INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomized in an unmasked fashion to receive early mobilization and sustained maximal inflations (lower… CONTINUE READING

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