The effect of a seven-step rehabilitation training program on cardiac function and quality of life after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
Objectives: To study the effect of a seven-step rehabilitation training program on cardiac function and quality of life in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Methods: In this study one hundred AMI patients undergoing emergency PCI at The First Hospital of Fangshan District between June 2019 and June 2020 were included. Patients were retrospectively divided into two equal groups based on the type of physiotherapy regiment. The training group included patients who underwent seven-step rehabilitation training while the control group had patients who received routine nursing. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), self-care capability, hospitalization duration, quality of life, and adverse cardiac event incidence were compared.
Results: The number of patients with LVEF values ≥ 50% was significantly higher in the training group after one week of training. Training group patients also showed decreased hospitalization duration and larger improvement in self-care capacity scores. At three months after training, training group patients had overall superior quality of life and lower incidence rates of arrhythmia and angina pectoris.
Conclusion: The seven-step rehabilitation training program has a significant effect on improving AMI patient quality of life and cardiac function post-PCI, and is worthy of continued study and promotion.
How to cite this:
Peng X, Zhang J, Wan L, Wang H, Zhang W. The effect of a seven-step rehabilitation training program on cardiac function and quality of life after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(1):123-127. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4945
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