Amy J. Litterini
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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a widely used procedure (200,000 annual cases in the US)1 in individuals with Coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is a build-up of plaque in the blood vessels that supply the heart, which can result from diabetes, smoking, and a vast number of other conditions. The procedure involves harvesting blood vessels (usually autografts of the patient’s saphenous vein) and surgically attaching them to the aorta and the poorly perfused area of the heart, bypassing the damaged vessels. Early mobility is now the standard of care in physical therapy (PT) practice following CABG, however some clinicians prefer to wait until the patient has left the Intensive care unit (ICU) to provide services.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Hall, Cody, "Early Mobilization And Functional Mobility Training For A Patient With Triple Vessel Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 176.