1Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, India
2Professor, Sri Ramakrishna College of Physiotherapy, India
*Corresponding author: Monisha R, Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, India, Email: email@example.com
Submission: April 06, 2018; Published: April 26, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8816Volume5 Issue1
Purpose:The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of active cycle of breathing techniques (ACBT) following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Material and methods: 15 patients with CABG were included in this study. Patients were evaluated using 6-minute walk test (6MWT), chest expansion and a 10-cm visual analogue scale for pain perception. Results: sixth and ninth day post-operatively, chest expansion and six minute walk test variables were significantly increased in both groups compared to pre-operative values.
Conclusion:ACBT improves functional capacity from the sixth to ninth day post-operatively. After a 5-day treatment, functional capacity was well preserved with the usage of ACBT. Respiratory physiotherapy methods had similar effects on the rate of atelectasis, pulmonary function, and pain perception.
Keywords:Physiotherapy; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Lung function tests; Exercise