alexa Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a risk assessment method in non cardio-pulmonary surgery: a systematic review.
Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Author(s): Smith TB, Stonell C, Purkayastha S, Paraskevas P

Abstract Share this page

Abstract This study reviews the predictive value of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) and anaerobic threshold, obtained through cardiopulmonary exercise testing, in calculating peri-operative morbidity and mortality in non-cardiopulmonary thoraco-abdominal surgery. A literature review provided nine studies that investigated either one or both of these two variables across a wide range of surgical procedures. Six of the seven studies that reported sufficiently detailed results on peak oxygen consumption and four of the six studies that reported sufficiently detailed results on anaerobic threshold found them to be significant predictors. We conclude that peak oxygen consumption and possibly anaerobic threshold are valid predictors of peri-operative morbidity and mortality in non-cardiopulmonary thoraco-abdominal surgery. These indicators could potentially provide a means of allocating increased care to high-risk patients. This article was published in Anaesthesia and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords