Prehabilitation in Older Patients Prior to Elective Cardiac Procedures (Precovery): Study Protocol of a Multicenter Randomised Controlled Trial

Here’s a study that addresses the effectiveness of prehabilitation, a structured intervention before cardiac procedures, in improving outcomes for older patients. Previous research has shown the benefits of post-procedure rehabilitation, particularly for older patients with multiple health issues. However, Germany lacks a coordinated prehabilitation program for older cardiac patients. Researchers are conducting a randomised, controlled trial named PRECOVERY. The intervention group receives a two-week prehabilitation program with multiple modules including exercise and occupational therapy, cognitive training, psychosocial support, and more, while the control group receives standard care.

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