According to WHO, defines it as development of physical, psychological, vocational, social and educational potential consistent with his/her physiological impairment conducive to the environmental limitation.
Aims of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Warning Signs & Symptoms
- To restore him to self reliance in daily active life.
- To restore him to formal work activities
- To prepare him for another full time employment compatible with his working capacities. Sheltered workshop.
- Pulse rate–rate should come back to resting level in 2–3 minutes after ending the exercise.
- Pulse ratio–Pulse is taken before the exercise then on completion. Pulse is counted for 2 consecutive minutes. The pulse after exercise is divided by resting pulse to give pulse ratio e.g. pulse before exercise = 80.
- Chest pain–Patients must be educated to report chest pain and to rest immediately on any onset of retrosternal sensation or tightness in chest.
- Fatigue–If patient is doing the ex. every day, and at same patient feels tired before completion of exercise, he should stop exercise at that point and rest.
- Dizziness–Any onset of dizziness or faintness must be reported & Patient should rest.
- Cramps–If patient is developing cramps in any of the muscles during the exercise, exercise should be stopped for the day.
- Abnormal ECG recording–If any abnormality presents, exercise should be stopped on that day and progressed slowly.
- Abnormal BP.
- Decreased urinary output.
- Signs of CV insufficiency.