A Comparative Study of Supervised and Unsupervised Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Powley, Kent W.
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Cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to increase a patient's functional capacity. The effectiveness of supervised and unsupervised programs at the Borgess Medical Center in improving the physiologic fitness of the participants is compared. A preliminary report involving six post-coronary artery bypass surgery patients is given. Four patients were involved in the supervised program and two patients exercised on their own at home. The results showed no advantage of the supervised program in improving the physiologic fitness of the participants. A more complete assessment of the value of the monitored program will be possible at a later date when a larger sample size is collected.