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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Efficacy of Active Cycle of Breathing Technique on Functional Improvement in Post CABG Patient

  • Open or Close Monisha R1* and TS Muthukumar2

    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

Submission: April 06, 2018; Published: April 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000602

ISSN : 2576-8816
Volume5 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

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