Phase 1 cardiovascular rehabilitation: be aggressive?
Laboratório de Insuficiência Cardíaca e Transplante do Instituto do Coração do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (InCor HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:140 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-140Published: 17 October 2011
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
It is well known that the most common respiratory complications after cardiac surgery are related to sternotomy, extracorporeal circulation and its inflammatory reaction . Phase 1 cardiovascular rehabilitation is widely indicated to minimize the adverse effects of cardiac surgery, including respiratory function [2,3]. However, is there a critical day to physiotherapists?