Acute heart failure (HF) patients most of the time presents with hemodynamic instability, which often leads to prolonged bedrest. Newer studies had shown that early mobilization for HF patients would lead to better outcomes. However, the early mobilization practice has not always been done due to several barriers in the medical professionals’ perspective, especially regarding safety and efficacy. Prior studies had shown that medical professionals’ views would greatly affect patients’ perspectives, especially in HF rehabilitation. This study is aimed to describe medical professionals’ views on the safety of early mobilization for HF. It was then revealed that General Practitioners’ (GP) were largely unsure or against early mobilization, as compared to the residents’ group. The presence of intravenous (IV) line, geriatric patients, and high risk of fall, all were rated significantly higher as barriers for GP as compared to the residents or specialists’ group. Therefore it is evident that more courses should be available to provide better knowledge of early mobilization practice in HF.
Kevin Triangto, Febrian M Santausa, Basuni Radi, Bambang Budi Siswanto, Medical Professionals’ Perspective on Safety and Efficacy of Early Mobilization in Acute Heart Failure Patients Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology 2023;30(6) https://doi.org/10.55503/2790-6744.1518
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