Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) is increasingly used to assess risk and optimize planning before major surgery. Deficiencies in the CPET-derived variables anaerobic threshold, peak oxygen consumption, and ventilatory efficiency for carbon dioxide are associated with poor postoperative outcomes.

This educational article seeks to enlighten on the interpretation of the ‘nine-panel plot’ and enhance understanding of the results:

Article link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *