Category: Clinical Sciences/Health Conditions
Objectives: To compare the level of depression, functional ambulation and dietary habits in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after attending Phase-1 & Phase-2 cardiac rehabilitation (CR)
A cross-sectional study was conducted enrolling ninety patients who underwent PCI and received phase-1 and 2 post-procedure. Each participant was interviewed to evaluate for depression using PHQ-9 questionnaire and 6 Minute Walk Test performed at the end of CR phase 1 and phase 2. The demographic data and intake of Mediterranean diet was recorded on self-designed questionnaire.
CR post PCI is associated with lower depression scores, improved functional ambulation and healthy dietary habits. Adopting cardiac rehabilitation as a part of standard treatment protocol can help lower cardiac disease risk factors.