Rehabilitation in the heart transplant patient
Calabuig Nogués J., Artaiz Urdaci M., Barba Cosials J., Fernández Vaquero A.
Departamento de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular, Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona.
Cardiac transplantation should not only enlarge life time but additionally should provide the patient with good quality of life and a satisfactory rehabilitation level. An integrated rehabilitation program can help to the process of recovery.
In spite of the multiple factors which modify the physiological response during exercise, an appropriate training can be reached by many patients. Nevertheless the physiological rehabilitation is one of the components of the patients global restitution in order to reach satisfactory life style after transplantation.
CITATION Rev Esp Cardiol. 1995;48 Suppl 1:63-70