Objective methods for preoperative assessment of functional capacity

  • Silvapulle E; Darvall J;
BJA Education: Review article| Volume 22, ISSUE 8, P312-320, August 01, 2022
By reading this article, you should be able to

  • Describe the three cardiopulmonary variables used most commonly in perioperative medicine: peak oxygen uptake (V˙o2 peak), anaerobic threshold (AT) and ventilatory efficiency (V˙e/V˙co2) at AT.
  • Detail the 6-min walk test (6MWT), incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
  • Analyse the accuracy, applications and limitations of each method.