PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION

The Physiotherapy Department at Metromed International Cardiac Centre provides a fully comprehensive service to the Institute and community with state of the art equipment and a well qualified skilled staff. The department provides services like inpatient rehabilitation services by working closely with members of the medical team to reduce the period of hospitalization and to hasten the recovery of functional status of the patient. The services are provided for patient admitted to the hospital mainly in the areas of cardio-pulmonary care. These services are rendered in the intensive care units (ICU) as well as patient rooms (wards).

Also pulmonary rehabilitation program is being done for patients suffering from respiratory diseases like bronchial asthma and COPD.

CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM:

This programme is for those who have already suffered a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty. After a heart event, post-care and rehabilitation is a vital part of the process. A structured cardiac rehabilitation program is crucial to get the patient on the path to recovery, and to prevent further illness. The goals of cardiac rehabilitation are to help the person get back to his or her normal routine, as quickly as possible. To institute lifestyle changes and regular monitoring to reduce future risk of cardiac event. To improve the psychological well being of the cardiac patient.

American Heart Association, have classified Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Class I recommendation, on par with other life saving measures, such as a daily aspirin dose.

Cardiac Rehabilitation can be done for patients who had heart attack, Bypass surgery, Angioplasty, Angiography showing blockages, Heart failure, Heart valve replacement, Stable angina.

Cardiac Rehabilitation should not be done for group of patients with Unstable angina or angina at rest , Heart Rhythm problems which have not been controlled with medications, Severe heart valve problems.