Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Short-term Complications After Bariatric Surgery

December 2006
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal (American Physical Ther;Dec2006, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p138
Academic Journal
The article determines which patients are more likely to have serious postoperative complications after undertaking bariatric surgery due to obesity. The authors found that aerobic fitness level, defined as a peak VO2 of 15.8 ml/kg/min was the cut point for patients who experienced these complications.


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