Assess The Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise with Incentive Spirometer on the Respiratory status of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Patients
Author(s): AR. Bharathi*
Incentive spirometer (IS) is a device which inspires the patients to take a deep breath and produce a sustained maximal inspiration for the primary purpose of opening and stabilizing atelectasis areas of the lung. IS is essential to the thoracotomy patients by increasing inspiratory capacity and improves inspiratory muscle strength in patients. IS is designed to mimic natural sighing or yawning by encouraging the patient to take long, slow, deep breaths. People living with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID 19, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, experience similar lung disease symptoms. Shortness of breath and decreased lung function make breathing difficult. Dysfunctions of the breathing pattern can be first indicators of a problem within the human body, be it of mechanical, physiological or mental kind. Incorrect breathing can be caused by blocked ribs or vertebra, dysfunction of breathing and stabilising muscles, allergies, lung diseases, heart failures and above all excessive stress.The Present study focuses on to assess the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise with incentive spirometer on the respiratory status of patients who have undergone cardio thoracic and vascular surgery during post test. There is no significant association between the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise with incentive spirometer on respiratory status of patients who have undergone cardio thoracic and vascular surgery and demographic variables.