I have been requested to share some experiences related to cardio-vascular and cardio-respiratory physiotherapy which I do link up with rehabilitation. I would illustrate plight of a cardiac patient with an example. I survived two myocardial infarcts (1970 and 1996) and one coronary artery bypass surgery (1997). First MI was in broad daylight; I had been to market and had a violent sneeze. My brother and myself walked down half a km distance and returned home. It was before lunch time. Though we took an elevator, I was sweating profusely. My wife a medical officer with Railways then, suspected it and I was taken to hospital. There were ECG changes and I was hospitalized. My age was just 33 years! I was non-hypertensive, non-smoker, non-diabetic, teetotaller and not higher side of overweight. There was no strong family history. It was diagnosed as posterior wall infarct by Dr. Datey, a cardiologist of international repute, visiting the hospital with an authoritative stamp.
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