Coronary heart disease is one the commonest cause of death in India. Lately, hospitalisation continues to shorten and rehabilitation is taking on a higher profile.
It is ideal for rehabilitation to be initiated before heart surgery, but it usually starts after the operation or after the myocardial infarction and for people prone to chronic heart failure.Prevention programme can also be given to patients diagnosed with cardiac issues.
Once arrhythmias, acute heart failure, and ischemia are stabilised after medication /surgery, rehabilitation begins with a balance of rest and gentle progressive exercise from sitting out, to walking , to stair climbing.
After discharge in case of post-surgery rehab, a convalescent programme of steady but not progressive exercise is maintained. An outpatient rehabilitation programme involving physical reconditioning within 3 -6 weeks after surgery or angioplasty and 4 -8 weeks of myocardial infarction.
Phase II rehabilitation includes the early at-home period following hospitalization, through the recuperating period, typically 8 -12 weeks after discharge.
At Re- Live orthopedic, physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic we begin with the second phase of rehabilitation which is the outpatient or Home exercise program followed by the community program which deals with maintenance of attained functions and to promote lifelong commitment to physical fitness and personal health management.
Phase III program provides a place where individuals may exercise regularly and safely under the direction of our physiotherapist. Participation in phase III may last for several months or indefinitely. The individuals are expected to progress from supervision to self regulation of their exercise programs.