THE ROLE OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN IMPROVING POSTOPERATIVE RECOVERY AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

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Taimoor Tahir, Dr Jassim Zaheen Shah, Hasan Mukhtar, Dr Fadiha Attia, Dr. Sahab Ahmad, Attiqa Khalid, Shiv Ram Ashraf, Nawab Ali, Khurram Shahzad

Keywords

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Postoperative Recovery, Cardiac Surgery, Efficacy, Cardiovascular Health.

Abstract

Aim: This study aims to assess the efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation programs in enhancing postoperative recovery following cardiac surgery.


Background: The background of the study underscores the increasing prevalence of cardiac surgeries and the importance of effective recovery strategies to optimize patient outcomes. Cardiac rehabilitation programs have emerged as integral interventions for postoperative recovery, encompassing exercise, education, and psychosocial support.


Methods: The methodology involves a systematic review of relevant literature to gather and analyze data on the impact of cardiac rehabilitation programs on postoperative recovery metrics such as physical function, quality of life, and cardiac-related morbidity.


Results: The results reveal a significant positive correlation between participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs and improved postoperative recovery outcomes. These outcomes encompass enhanced physical function, reduced hospital readmissions, and improved overall quality of life.


Conclusion: In conclusion, cardiac rehabilitation programs demonstrate substantial efficacy in enhancing postoperative recovery following cardiac surgery. Incorporating these programs into standard care can lead to better patient outcomes and contribute to the broader goal of improving cardiovascular health.

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