Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit


What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation; The aim of this study is to provide the physical, mental and social conditions required to gain maximum functional capacity of the individual with heart disease and to return to daily life more easily.

CardiacRehabilitation Program

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are very comprehensive programs consisting of many elements. The main elements of the program are:

  • Evaluation of the patient
  • Patient and family education
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight control
  • Psychosocial assessment and treatment
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Exercise training

Candidates for Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Patients with myocardial infarction
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (Stent insertion)
  • Patients undergoing coronary artery surgery (Bypass surgery)
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve repair / replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Kalppilive ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators)
  • Individuals with cardiopulmonary disease risk factors (eg hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cholesterol)
  • Peripheral artery disease

Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

  • Physical Therapist
  • Cardiologists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nurse
  • nutritionist
  • Psychologist

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program includes:

  • If the physical therapist and cardiologist have made the first evaluations, the patient will be taken to the exercise program.
  • On the first day of the program, a special test called ”Cardiopulmonary exercise test ilk is applied.
  • In the light of the information obtained from the exercise test, the physical therapist creates a specific exercise program for the patient.
  • The patient comes to the unit 5 days a week, under the supervision of a doctor, completes the exercise program under ECG and blood pressure monitoring with a total of 30 sessions.
  • In this process, patients are provided with counseling services such as eating habits, smoking cessation and coping with stress.
  • At the end of the rehabilitation program, the patient is given a repeat exercise test and suggestions are given to the patient about what to do in the next life.

Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation:

  • Reduces the risk of heart attack and sudden death
  • Increases exercise capacity by increasing cardiac and vascular functions
  • Helps prevent vessel blockages
  • Increases the contractile strength of the heart muscle
  • Reduces complaints like chest pain and shortness of breath caused by exertion
  • Improves the ability to perform daily living activities
  • Reduction of body fat, decrease in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, regulation of sleep, changes in psychological state are expected changes.