The effect of routine health exercises on the prevention of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis following pneumonectomy
Objective: To explore the clinical effects of procedural health exercises on the prevention of postoperative deep vein thrombosis in patients following pneumonectomy. In this manuscript patients who had thoracic surgery were included in this study to explore the effects of DVT after exercise.
Method: 118 patients admitted to the hospital from January to December 2020 were selected and assigned into two groups according to the time of admission. 51 patients from January to June 2020 were set as the control group, 67 patients from July to December 2020 were selected as part of the observation group. The control group was provided with routine nursing following a lung operation. The observation group was opened 6 hours after the operation except for the routine nursing. The blood flow velocity of the femoral vein and popliteal vein and the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis were compared between the two groups.
Results: There were three cases of lower extremity venous thrombosis in the observation group, which was significantly lower than that in the control group (6 cases). The blood flow velocity of the lower extremity deep vein in the observation group was higher than that of the control group (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Routine health exercises can effectively improve the blood flow velocity of the lower extremity vein, by reducing the incidence of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis following pneumonectomy, and by improving the quality of life of patients, which is worthy of clinical promotion. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2022; 36(4):000-000]
Keywords: program health exercise; pneumonectomy; lung cancer; deep vein thrombosis