Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Training on Calf Strength in CABG Patients


  • Sumaiyah Ansari
  • Mirza Obaid Baig
  • Uzma Arif Baig




While there has been considerable research on calf muscle strengthening in post CABG patient focused on calf muscle because in CABG for bypass graft lower leg graft preferred by that muscle activity compensate due to grafting. In exercise prescription it associated with cardiac endurance maintenance of perceived exertion level. Criteria to evaluate pre-test and post test (experimental study) a one tail hypothesis, impro-vement in calf muscle grading through manual muscle testing. Fifty post CABG patients in Cardiac rehabili-tation phase II, 45 – 65 years of age, both female and male gender enrolled. Patients completed eighteen ses-sions of exercise program with cardiac endurance and muscle strengthening. Patient performed cool down and warm up with calf stretching exercise. Treadmill and recumbent bike duration and work load increased gradually to strengthen the muscle, as well patients monitored closely by telemetry to interpretation of ECG, heart rate and blood pressure pre, during and post exercise in all eighteen session of exercise. The result after exercise treatment showed significantly improvement in calf muscle grading from initial to final assessment (p value > 0.10) null hypothesis acce-pted. In conclusion eighteen sessions programmed cardiac rehabilitation phase II significantly helpful for increase in muscle grading of calf muscle in post CABG patients.

Keywords:  CABG, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Phase II, Calf muscle, manual muscle testing.

How to Cite

Ansari, S., Baig, M. O., & Baig, U. A. (1). Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Training on Calf Strength in CABG Patients. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 18(2), 147. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v18i2.392