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Telephonically-monitored home exercise early after coronary artery bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6611245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the usefulness of telephonically-monitored home exercise in patients within two weeks postcoronary bypass surgery, we randomly enrolled 46 male patients in a 12-week home program of either short walks or bicycle ergometry. Home exercise was done five times weekly and monitored both before and immediately after three times weekly. New arrhythmias or conduction disturbances were detected in 18 of 23 (78 percent) of the bicycle group and in 20 of 23 (87 percent) of the short walk patients. New symptoms developed in three patients, two from the short walk group and one from the bicycle group. Two bikers and one walker developed elevated blood pressure; all were referred to physicians and were successfully managed. Electrocardiographic abnormalities led directly to diagnostic and therapeutic intervention in nine of the 46 patients-four bikers and five walkers. There were no complications such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Technically clear telephone rhythm strips were obtained from patients calling both locally and long distance.
G F Fletcher; A J Chiaramida; M R LeMay; B L Johnston; J E Thiel; M C Spratlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-05     Completed Date:  1984-09-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-202     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Bypass / rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Physical Exertion*
Random Allocation
Time Factors

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