Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Topic Status Incomplete
Pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise testing for people in whom major abdominal surgery is planned.
Health Technology Wales researchers searched for evidence on the effectiveness of pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) as a method of predicting and improving outcomes from major surgery. Initial searches focussed on colorectal surgery. Based on the evidence identified, HTW’s Assessment Group concluded to progress this topic to Evidence Appraisal. This appraisal will cover all types of major abdominal surgery.