Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
GUIMARAES, Guilherme Veiga; BACAL, Fernando and BOCCHI, Edimar A.. Rehabilitation and physical training after heart transplantation. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 1999, vol.5, n.4, pp. 144-146. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86921999000400005.
In the last decades, the regular practice of physical activity has been stimulated among healthy people and cardiac patients. Cardiac rehabilitation programs have prophylactic and therapeutic objectives. However, there are few reports of rehabilitation programs and physical training after heart transplantation in Brazil. The present paper reports the authors' experience with patients after heart transplantation, undergoing a physical rehabilitation program, in-hospital and ambulatorial phases, in physical training programs, both supervised and non-supervised. Finally, a guide of rehabilitation and physical training post heart transplantation is presented, with indications and contraindications to the procedure.
Keywords : Physical training; Heart transplantation; Rehabilitation.