[Successful preoperative respiratory rehabilitation in patients with aortic valve stenosis associated with severe respiratory dysfunction].

Mitsuru Sato, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Masatoshi Akiyama, Kiichirou Kumagai, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Hajime Kurosawa, Masahiro Kohzuki, Yoshikatsu Saiki

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Abstract

We describe 2 cases of aortic valve stenosis with severe pulmonary dysfunction. Preoperative respiratory rehabilitation programmed by the rehabilitation doctors was cautiously undertaken to improve their exercise tolerance and respiratory reserve. These 2 patients underwent aortic valve replacement eventually. Postoperative course in each patient was uneventful without respiratory complication. Preoperative respiratory rehabilitation can be performed in the high risk patient with severe pulmonary dysfunction as long as careful risk management is guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-817
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume64
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug

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