Effect of cardiac rehabilitation program on the Framingham risk score and C-reactive protein after CABG

Elizabeth do Canto Brancher, Dannuey Machado Cardoso, Tiago José Nardi Gomes, Tamires Daros dos Santos, Marília Severo Vicente, Sérgio Nunes Pereira, Isabella Martins de Albuquerque


Introduction: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) does not have an effect on the etiopathogenic factors of atherosclerosis, thus, it is crucial to control risk factors. Objective: To analyze the effect of a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program on cardiovascular risk factors, the Framingham risk score (FRS) and levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) of patients undergoing CABG. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective study was conducted with a sample of 49 patients, who were participating in a program (24 weeks). Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), FRS, risk (%) of developing coronary artery disease in 10 years (CAD risk), serum levels of LDL-c, triglycerides (TG) and CRP were assessed. Results: The variables BMI, WC, LDL-c, TG, CRP levels, FRS and CAD risk showed significant reductions (p<0,001). Conclusion: The program was effective in reducing cardiovascular risk factors, FRS, as well as the decrease in CRP levels.


Myocardial Revascularization; Risk Factors; Rehabilitation Centers; Secondary Prevention.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5585/conssaude.v15n4.6641


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