Journal article

Resistance Training Following Median Sternotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Jacqueline Pengelly, Michael Pengelly, Kuan-Yin Lin, Colin Royse, Alistair Royse, Adam Bryant, Gavin Williams, Doa El-Ansary

Heart, Lung and Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Despite no evidence to support weight limitations following median sternotomy, sternal precautions continue to be routinely prescribed. Moreover, international cardiac rehabilitation guidelines lack sufficient detail for the implementation of resistance training. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine what the literature defines as resistance training; how resistance training is applied, progressed and evaluated; and, whether resistance training improves physical and functional recovery postoperatively in the cardiac surgical population. DATA SOURCES: Five (5) electronic databases were searched from inception to 28 September 2018 for studies published in Engli..

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