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Cardiac rehabilitation is a process to restore cardiac patients to optimized exercise capacity and function, reduce effects of immobilization, improve quality of life, prevent further complication and reduce long-term mortality.

 

Phases of cardiac rehabilitation are;

 

Phase I:  In-patient program

Objectives:

-          Prevent and reduce effects of immobilization

-          Improve functional capacity to achieve independent daily activities

-          Return home with good quality of life

-          Know how to manage risk factors and exercise at home

 

Program Components:

-          Patient assessment

-          Exercise program

•  Range of Motion Exercise (ROME)

•  Resistance Exercise: calisthenic exercises

•  Aerobic exercise: walking, bicycling

-          Self-care training

-          Chest program

-          Education: disease, risk factors and management

-          Discharge planning

 

Phase IIOut-patient program

After discharge, low-risk patients can do home exercise program and follow up with physiatrists to adjust the program as scheduled. High-risk patients are advised to undergo an 8-week monitored exercise sessions at cardiopulmonary rehabilitation out-patient unit.

 

Operating hours: Monday and Thursday 1.00 – 3.30 PM

Appointment: OPD Rehabilitation, 5th floor, Out-patient Por-Por-Ror building

Sarissa Rangkla, MD Friday 8.30 – 11.30 AM

Jirapa Jampaibool, MD    Monday 8.30 – 11.30 AM

 

 

Phase III:  Maintenance program

After complete exercise sessions, patients are advised to continue exercise at home to maintain life-long benefits.

 

 

 

For more information, please visit http://www.thaiheart.org/images/column_1309869695/Cardiac_Rehabilitation%20_%20sarissa.pdf

 

 

Referral and appointment: http://www.chula.osaly.com/php/TimeTable.php?search_clinic=468&search_docname=%CA%C3%D4%CA%CA%D2&search_docsurname=%E1%C3%A7%A1%C5%E9%D2

 

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