Cardiovascular Perfusion and Nursing 2022 , Vol 1, Issue 4
Early mobilization in elderly patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery
Rahşan Karaçal1,Elif Okur1
1Trabzon Üniversitesi, Tonya Meslek Yüksekokulu, Sağlık Bakım Hizmetleri Bölümü, Yaşlı Bakımı Programı, Trabzon, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/e-cvpn.2022.234 Today, the average life expectancy of people has increased, and it is predicted that this increase will continue in the coming years. Aging is the biggest risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases limit the life expectancy of the elderly and reduce their quality of life. The success of surgical methods used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in recent years is a significant contribution to the treatment of elderly patients. Early care of patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery and the effectiveness of treatments affect their recovery. For elderly patients, prolonged bed rest in the postoperative period increases the risk of complications. Early mobilization of elderly patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery may support postoperative treatment. Early mobilization methods improve the functional status of elderly patients, shortening the hospital discharge time. Keywords : Cardiovascular surgery, early mobilization, elderly patient