The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for risk prediction in major abdominal surgery

Record type: Article

Reduced exercise capacity is associated with increased postoperative morbidity. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing variables can be used to risk stratify patients. This information can be used to help guide the choice of surgical procedure and to decide on the most appropriate postoperative care environment. Thus CPET can aid collaborative decision making and improve the process of informed consent. In the future, CPET may be combined with other risk predictors to improve outcome prediction. Furthermore early evidence suggests that CPET can be used to guide prehabilitation training programs, improving fitness and thereby reducing perioperative risk.

Full text not available from this repository.


Levett, Denny Z.H. and Grocott, Michael P.W. (2015) Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for risk prediction in major abdominal surgery Anesthesiology Clinics, 33, (1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.1016/j.anclin.2014.11.001). (PMID:25701925).

More information

Published date: March 2015
Organisations: NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit


Local EPrints ID: 384052
ISSN: 1932-2275
PURE UUID: 1ef6cd93-dbf1-423d-94d6-bcdfe83e38e8

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 08 Dec 2015 14:34
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:08

Export record



Author: Denny Z.H. Levett

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.