Submaximal exercise testing predicts perioperative hospitalization after aortic aneurysm repair
Journal of Vascular Surgery, 08/17/2012
Prentis JM et al. – Cardiorespiratory fitness holds significant clinical value before aortic aneurysm repair in predicting postsurgical complications and duration of critical care and hospital LOS. Preoperative measurement of fitness could then direct clinical management with regard to operative choice, postoperative resource allocation, and informed patient decision making.