|Sunday, 25 December 2011 15:40|
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
- 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
- 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 II: Out-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
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