Cardiac Prehabilitation

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Saranya Lertkovit
Chalita Jiraphorncharas
Sunit Jarungjitaree
Kanuch Aosangdeekul
Wilawan Thirapatarapong


The cardiac surgery is one of the treatments that improve life quality in the patient with cardiac disease. It is a high risks surgery requiring a special technique called cardiopulmonary bypass circuit which provokes the systemic inflammatory response resulting in many complications after surgery. Cardiac prehabilitation is defined as the process of preparing patients waiting for cardiac surgery for improve general health and wellbeing aims to be tolerated with surgical stress-related and enhance postoperative recovery. Although complications arise, they can be quickly recovered. Cardiac prehabilitation scope and interest with three aspects includes: physical factor, psychological factor, and social factor. By determining the risks in each aspect of the patient and managing to correct the risk before surgery. The success of cardiac prehabilitation requires teamwork from multidisciplinary professions to be efficient, accurate, appropriate, and safe. The professional anesthesia personnel are one of the teams that plays an important role in caring for patients during surgery to enhance recovery and improve the quality of life after cardiac surgery.

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