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KCMH Cardiac Center

The Cardiac Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) is a Thailand's leader in state-of-the art heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, cardiac electrophysiology, advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac anesthesia, cardiac nursing, and cardiac prevention and rehabilitation. As one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in nation, the Cardiac Center at KCMH constitutes with a number of clinical experts and multi-subspecialists to achieve excellent outcomes in cardiovascular patient care, research, and education.

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Cardiac rehabilitation is a process to restore cardiac patients to optimized exercise capacity and function, reduce effects of immobilization, improve quality of life, prevent further complication and reduce long-term mortality.

 

Phases of cardiac rehabilitation are;

 

Phase I:  In-patient program

Objectives:

-          Prevent and reduce effects of immobilization

-          Improve functional capacity to achieve independent daily activities

-          Return home with good quality of life

-          Know how to manage risk factors and exercise at home

 

Program Components:

-          Patient assessment

-          Exercise program

•  Range of Motion Exercise (ROME)

•  Resistance Exercise: calisthenic exercises

•  Aerobic exercise: walking, bicycling

-          Self-care training

-          Chest program

-          Education: disease, risk factors and management

-          Discharge planning

 

Phase IIOut-patient program

After discharge, low-risk patients can do home exercise program and follow up with physiatrists to adjust the program as scheduled. High-risk patients are advised to undergo an 8-week monitored exercise sessions at cardiopulmonary rehabilitation out-patient unit.

 

Operating hours: Monday and Thursday 1.00 – 3.30 PM

Appointment: OPD Rehabilitation, 5th floor, Out-patient Por-Por-Ror building

Sarissa Rangkla, MD Friday 8.30 – 11.30 AM

Jirapa Jampaibool, MD    Monday 8.30 – 11.30 AM

 

 

Phase III:  Maintenance program

After complete exercise sessions, patients are advised to continue exercise at home to maintain life-long benefits.

 

 

 

For more information, please visit http://www.thaiheart.org/images/column_1309869695/Cardiac_Rehabilitation%20_%20sarissa.pdf

 

 

Referral and appointment: http://www.chula.osaly.com/php/TimeTable.php?search_clinic=468&search_docname=%CA%C3%D4%CA%CA%D2&search_docsurname=%E1%C3%A7%A1%C5%E9%D2

 

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