Monisha R, Muthukumar T.S, Amutha R


CONTEXT:50% 0f patient with CAD present with sudden death (cardiac arrest) as their first symptom.CAD is the commonest cause for death in western world. 3.8 million men & 3.4 million women in worldwide die each year because of CAD with the risk factors of Smoking, High cholesterol, Hypertension, Diabetes, Emotional stress, Obesity and Sedentary life

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of EXPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING WITH INCENTIVE SPIROMETER on functional improvement in CABG patients

Methodology:The purpose of this study is to record the Efficacy of incentive spirometer training in reducing post operative pulmonary complications in CABG patients. The research design was selected so that it may serve as a guideline for planning and implementing a study in a way that is most likely to achieve the goal

Discussion:The study was conducted out for a period of 3 months. Literature review states that there is significant improvement on 6MWT distance in post operative CABG patients.

 conclusion: “the incentive spirometer training is more effective method of expiratory muscle recruitment and it improves functional status and chest expansion range in post CABG patients”.


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Monisha R, Krishnakumar A. Efficacy of TENS and Respiratory Physiotherapy to Improve Functional Capacity in Post CABG Patients. J Physiother Res. 2017, Vol.1 No.2:8.

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