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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and surgery

Thomas Moller, Harald Lindberg, May Brit Lund, Henrik Holmstrom, Gaute Dohlen, Erik Thaulow
We previously demonstrated an abnormally high right ventricular systolic pressure response to exercise in 50% of adolescents operated on for isolated ventricular septal defect. The present study investigated the prevalence of abnormal right ventricular systolic pressure response in 20 adult (age 30-45 years) patients who underwent surgery for early ventricular septal defect closure and its association with impaired ventricular function, pulmonary function, or exercise capacity. The patients underwent cardiopulmonary tests, including exercise stress echocardiography...
March 6, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
R Kumar, G Garcea
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a reliable, reproducible and non-invasive measure of functional capacity. CPET has been increasingly used to assess pre-operative risk and stratify patients at risk of mortality and morbidity following surgery. CPET parameters that predict outcomes within liver and pancreas cancer surgery still remain to be defined. METHODS: A systematic review to assess CPET use in predicting post-operative outcomes in liver and pancreas cancer surgery was carried out using the following databases AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Google Scholar and PubMED...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Michael V Di Maria, Lindsey Silverman, Adel K Younoszai, Mariana L Meyers, Kelley E Capocelli, Michael R Narkewicz
BACKGROUND: The current management paradigm for children with single ventricle heart disease involves a series of palliative surgeries, culminating in the Fontan operation. This physiology results in a high central venous pressure, and in the setting of single ventricle heart disease, results in hepatic injury and fibrosis over time. Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is universally present in this cohort, and the current gold standard for diagnosis remains biopsy. Noninvasive assessments of liver fibrosis, such as ultrasound with elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), has been utilized in this cohort...
February 23, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
O V Kamenskaya, I Y Loginova, D V Doronin, A M CHernyavskiy
Aim of the study was assessment of efficiency of lung ventilation and its relationship with quality of life in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 40 patients with terminal chronic heart failure (CHF) included in the waiting list for heart transplantation. Before surgery and after OHT all patients underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing, evaluation of clinical status and quality of life (QL) according to the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36)...
January 2018: Kardiologiia
Andrea Tufo, Declan F J Dunne, Nichola Manu, Heman Joshi, Carmen Lacasia, Louise Jones, Hassan Z Malik, Graeme J Poston, Stephen W Fenwick
BACKGROUND: Concern exists regarding the use of hepatectomy to treat colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) in octogenarians due to prior studies suggesting elevated morbidity and mortality. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) within pre-operative assessment and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) have both been shown to be associated with low morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hepatectomy. This study sought to compare the outcomes of octogenarians with patients aged 70-79 undergoing hepatectomy for CRLM, within a center utilizing both CPET and ERAS...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Natalia Dłużniewska, Piotr Podolec, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Maciej Krupiński, Paweł Banyś, Małgorzata Urbańczyk, Bogdan Suder, Grzegorz Kopeć, Maria Olszowska, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk
OBJECTIVES: Investigate the effects of left and right ventricular function and severity of pulmonary valve regurgitation, quantified by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), on exercise tolerance in adult patients who underwent ToF repair at a young age. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 52 patients after ToF surgery and 33 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. CMR and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) were performed on all patients; CPET was performed on control subjects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
D Z H Levett, S Jack, M Swart, J Carlisle, J Wilson, C Snowden, M Riley, G Danjoux, S A Ward, P Older, M P W Grocott
The use of perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate the risk of adverse perioperative events and inform the perioperative management of patients undergoing surgery has increased over the last decade. CPET provides an objective assessment of exercise capacity preoperatively and identifies the causes of exercise limitation. This information may be used to assist clinicians and patients in decisions about the most appropriate surgical and non-surgical management during the perioperative period...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Daniel Steffens, Jane Young, Paula R Beckenkamp, James Ratcliffe, Freya Rubie, Nabila Ansari, Neil Pillinger, Michael Solomon
BACKGROUND: There is a need for evidence of the effectiveness of pre-operative exercise for patients undergoing major cancer surgery; however, recruitment to such trials can be challenging. The PrE-operative Physical Activity (PEPA) Trial will establish the feasibility and acceptability of a pre-operative exercise programme aimed to improve patient outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and pelvic exenteration. The secondary aim is to obtain pilot data on the likely difference in key outcomes (post-operative complications, length of hospital stay, post-operative functional capacity and quality of life) to inform the sample size calculation for the substantive randomised clinical trial...
February 17, 2018: Trials
T Reeves, S Bates, T Sharp, K Richardson, S Bali, J Plumb, H Anderson, J Prentis, M Swart, D Z H Levett
Background: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is an exercise stress test with concomitant expired gas analysis that provides an objective, non-invasive measure of functional capacity under stress. CPET-derived variables predict postoperative morbidity and mortality after major abdominal and thoracic surgery. Two previous surveys have reported increasing utilisation of CPET preoperatively in England. We aimed to evaluate current CPET practice in the UK, to identify who performs CPET, how it is performed, how the data generated are used and the funding models...
2018: Perioperative Medicine
G L Ackland, T E F Abbott, R M Pearse, S N Karmali, J Whittle, G Minto
BACKGROUND: Systemic arterial pulse pressure (systolic minus diastolic pressure) ≤53 mm Hg in patients with cardiac failure is correlated with reduced stroke volume and is independently associated with accelerated morbidity and mortality. Given that deconditioned surgical and heart failure patients share similar cardiopulmonary physiology, we examined whether lower pulse pressure is associated with excess morbidity after major surgery. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study of patients deemed by their preoperative assessors to be at higher risk of postoperative morbidity...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Chun Hin Angus Lee, Joseph C Kong, Hilmy Ismail, Bernhard Riedel, Alexander Heriot
BACKGROUND: Gas exchange-derived variables obtained from cardiopulmonary exercise testing allow objective assessment of functional capacity and hence physiological reserve to withstand the stressors of major surgery. Field walk tests provide an alternate means for objective assessment of functional capacity that may be cheaper and have greater acceptability, in particular, in elderly patients. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluated the predictive value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and field walk tests in surgical outcomes after colorectal surgery...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Masaki Kodaira, Takahito Itoh, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Yohei Numasawa
Although exercise testing has become a standard procedure before discharge for patients with acute coronary syndrome, a fatal accident during the test is extremely rare. A 60-year-old man was admitted for a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. A coronary angiogram showed stenosis at the distal lesion of the circumflex, and a balloon angioplasty was performed. His recovery was smooth, and a cardiopulmonary exercise test was performed 5 days after admission. At 2.5 metabolic equivalents, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest, and percutaneous cardiopulmonary support was initiated...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Sertaç Yakal, Sevtün Sofyalı, Berker Özkan, Safinaz Yıldız, Alper Toker, Erdem Kasikcioglu
OBJECTIVE: Peak oxygen consumption is a very valuable cardiopulmonary functional parameter in pre-operative evaluation of patients with lung cancer. However, it has several critical limitations for operability decision due to failure in achieving maximal level of exercise test for cases. The aim of this study was to reveal the importance of more accurate cardiopulmonary parameters that can be calculated from data of submaximal level test, such as oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) and to determine whether it could be used in the operability decision phase for borderline cases by means of morbidity and mortality...
January 18, 2018: Lung
Liang Yan Zhang, Zi Jia Liu, Le Shen, Yu Guang Huang
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a new perioperative concept that aims to reduce perioperative stress response and accelerate rehabilitation of patients through a variety of optimized management. With the wider application of this concept,the effective implementation of ERAS program has become a new challenge. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has shown promising value in the preoperative assessment,perioperative optimization,and postoperative rehabilitation of ERAS. This article reviews the application of CPET in ERAS,with an attempt to provide evidence for more detailed and comprehensive ERAS program...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Isadora Salvador Rocco, Marcela Viceconte, Hayanne Osiro Pauletti, Bruna Caroline Matos-Garcia, Natasha Oliveira Marcondi, Caroline Bublitz, Douglas William Bolzan, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Michel Silva Reis, Nelson Américo Hossne, Walter José Gomes, Ross Arena, Solange Guizilini
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the ability of oxygen uptake kinetics to predict short-term outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: Fifty-two patients aged 60.9 ± 7.8 years waiting for off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery were evaluated. The 6-min walk test distance was performed pre-operatively, while simultaneously using a portable cardiopulmonary testing device. The transition of oxygen uptake kinetics from rest to exercise was recorded to calculate oxygen uptake kinetics fitting a monoexponential regression model...
December 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
H W Cui, G S Kirby, K Surmacz, C Hargrove, J Griffiths, B W Turney
We investigated the association of pre-operative activity, reported by the Duke Activity Score Index, Short Form-12 and measured by an accelerometer worn at home, with five cardiopulmonary exercise variables: peak power; peak oxygen consumption; anaerobic threshold; and ventilatory equivalents for oxygen and carbon dioxide. Fifty patients scheduled for major surgery underwent a standard pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise test and wore a chest-mounted triaxial accelerometer for a mean (SD) duration of 3...
December 12, 2017: Anaesthesia
S Ulyett, G Shahtahmassebi, S Aroori, M J Bowles, C D Briggs, M G Wiggans, G Minto, D A Stell
Background: Risk prediction techniques commonly used in liver surgery include the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grading, Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET). This study compares the utility of these techniques along with the number of segments resected as predictive tools in liver surgery. Methods: A review of a unit database of patients undergoing liver resection between February 2008 and January 2015 was undertaken...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
Srijit Banerjee, Kate Manley, Barnabas Shaw, Liane Lewis, Gabriel Cucato, Robert Mills, Mark Rochester, Allan Clark, John M Saxton
PURPOSE: Strategies to improve pre-operative cardiopulmonary fitness could positively impact recovery after surgery. This study investigated the feasibility of vigorous intensity aerobic interval exercise in bladder cancer patients prior to radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomised (1:1) to exercise or control following a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). The exercise group was offered twice-weekly pre-operative supervised vigorous intensity aerobic interval exercise in addition to standard treatment...
November 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Pascal Amedro, Arthur Gavotto, Sophie Guillaumont, Helena Bertet, Marie Vincenti, Gregoire De La Villeon, Charlène Bredy, Philippe Acar, Caroline Ovaert, Marie-Christine Picot, Stefan Matecki
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the cardiopulmonary fitness of children with congenital heart diseases (CHD) with that of age-adjusted and gender-adjusted controls. We also intended to identify clinical characteristics associated with maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max ) in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included in a cross-sectional multicentre study a total of 798 children (496 CHD and 302 controls) who underwent a complete cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)...
November 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Boyang Liu, Nicola C Edwards, Desley A H Neal, Christopher Weston, Gerard Nash, Nicolas Nikolaidis, Thomas Barker, Ramesh Patel, Moninder Bhabra, Richard P Steeds
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of chronic severe primary degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) is to repair the valve but identification of the optimal timing of surgery remains challenging. Current guidelines suggest 'watchful waiting' until the onset of symptoms or left ventricular (LV) dysfunction but these have been challenged as promoting 'rescue surgery'. Better predictors are required to inform decision-making in relation to the necessity and timing of surgery. Chronic volume overload is a stimulus for adverse adaptive LV remodelling...
November 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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