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Cardiac rehabilitation after cardiac surgery is limited by gender and length of hospitalisation

Bogdan Jegier, Inga Pietka, Karolina Wojtczak-Soska, Ryszard Jaszewski, Małgorzata Lelonek
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(1):42-46.

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Vol 69, No 1 (2011)
Original articles
Published online: 2011-01-25
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended after cardiac surgery. Secondary prevention through exercise training is one of the best scientifically-proven ways of decreasing mortality and enhancing quality of life in cardiovascular disorders. Studies into the use of CR in different groups of patients after cardiac surgery are limited.
Aim: To find the factors determining the reasons for the lack of CR in cardiac surgery patients.
Methods: The study group consisted of 82 patients (mean age 58.6 years, 80.7% male) in stable II/III NYHA class, who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery, valvular surgery, or both. The following were analysed: age, gender, body mass index, basic laboratory results such as serum lipids level, cholesterol ratio LDL/HDL, creatinine and glucose levels, results of electrocardiography, echocardiography and coronary arteriography, presence of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, renal failure, previous stroke, obliteration of peripheral arteries, EuroSCORE and length of hospitalisation. Patients were divided into two groups: those referred for CR (n = 46, the CR group) and those referred for CR but who did not receive it (n = 36, non-CR group).
Results: From multiple logistic regression analysis with backward stepwise, only female gender (p = 0.0208, OR = 0.07) and length of hospitalisation (p = 0.0198, OR = 1.17) were significant for non-CR patients.
Conclusions: We found a lower rate of use of CR after cardiac surgery in those patients hospitalised for longer periods, and in women.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 1: 42-46

Abstract


Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended after cardiac surgery. Secondary prevention through exercise training is one of the best scientifically-proven ways of decreasing mortality and enhancing quality of life in cardiovascular disorders. Studies into the use of CR in different groups of patients after cardiac surgery are limited.
Aim: To find the factors determining the reasons for the lack of CR in cardiac surgery patients.
Methods: The study group consisted of 82 patients (mean age 58.6 years, 80.7% male) in stable II/III NYHA class, who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery, valvular surgery, or both. The following were analysed: age, gender, body mass index, basic laboratory results such as serum lipids level, cholesterol ratio LDL/HDL, creatinine and glucose levels, results of electrocardiography, echocardiography and coronary arteriography, presence of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, renal failure, previous stroke, obliteration of peripheral arteries, EuroSCORE and length of hospitalisation. Patients were divided into two groups: those referred for CR (n = 46, the CR group) and those referred for CR but who did not receive it (n = 36, non-CR group).
Results: From multiple logistic regression analysis with backward stepwise, only female gender (p = 0.0208, OR = 0.07) and length of hospitalisation (p = 0.0198, OR = 1.17) were significant for non-CR patients.
Conclusions: We found a lower rate of use of CR after cardiac surgery in those patients hospitalised for longer periods, and in women.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 1: 42-46
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Keywords

cardiac rehabilitation; cardiac surgery

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Title

Cardiac rehabilitation after cardiac surgery is limited by gender and length of hospitalisation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 1 (2011)

Pages

42-46

Published online

2011-01-25

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(1):42-46.

Keywords

cardiac rehabilitation
cardiac surgery

Authors

Bogdan Jegier
Inga Pietka
Karolina Wojtczak-Soska
Ryszard Jaszewski
Małgorzata Lelonek

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