Positive Outcomes of Comprehensive Exercise Program on Restoration of Functional Level and Quality of Life in a Patient with Rheumatic Heart Disease Undergone Mitral Valve Replacement: A Case Report

Leksha Atul Patel, Vaishnavi Dilip Yadav, Moli Jai Jain, Om C. Wadhokar
2021 Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International  
Heart disease due to valvular anomaly has increased prevalence along with increasing age. Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves have been permanently damaged post rheumatic fever. The operative management including reparation or substitution with prosthetic valve is the main therapy. Still becoming question mark either rehabilitation program is beneficence for the patient undergoing valvular surgery. We report a patient with severe mitral valve regurgitation, moderate
more » ... mitral stenosis, moderate tricuspid regurgitation, and severe pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to Rheumatic Heart Disease. He underwent Mitral valve replacement surgery and advised post-operative physiotherapy which comprises 2 weeks of phase I cardiac rehabilitation, a home exercise program after discharge, and follow-up after 2 weeks. During follow up patient has a high level of independence, improvement in quality of life, and early return to work.
doi:10.9734/jpri/2021/v33i46a32879 fatcat:y7dkf4a4grguzcwp7qus3mzexe