Early ambulation after cardiac surgery

Jackson N
Record ID 32003000706
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess whether early ambulation of heart surgery patients decreases the rate of post-operative pulmonary complications and/or length of stay compared to delayed ambulation.

Authors' recommendations: - No studies comparing early versus delayed ambulation (published from 1992 to present) were identified - One case series was identified that examined cardiovascular and respiratory responses to early ambulation, but did not compare results with delayed ambulation - Three potentially relevant studies were conducted before 1992.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Length of Stay
  • Thoracic Surgery
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
Contact Name: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Contact Email: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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