Physical therapy can be used as a preventative measure against risk factors for heart disease. It can also be used to build up cardiovascular health after a person has had cardiac surgery. The goal is to build the patient's endurance to promote independent functioning, or performing daily activities.
“You want to do what?” she asked. “Because you have Atrial Fibrillation, I’d like to schedule you for an electrical cardioversion,” I said. A middle-aged woman with Atrial Fibrillation was in my office. She was suffering with symptoms of fatigue and breathlessness. Her heart was racing at…