Preoperative physical therapy for elective cardiac surgery patients

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  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to evaluate the effect of preoperative physical therapy to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in adults undergoing elective cardiac surgery. In addition, we wanted to know if the effectiveness differed in patients at low-risk of postoperative pulmonary complications versus patients at high risk of postoperative pulmonary complications, and to examine the effect of different types of physical therapy.