Functional capacity before and after liver transplantation.

  title={Functional capacity before and after liver transplantation.},
  author={Marta Iscar and Ma Angeles Montoliu and Teresa Ortega and Bego{\~n}a Rodr{\'i}guez Rodr{\'i}guez and Minerva Rodr{\'i}guez and I Glez-Pinto and Paloma Anguita Alonso},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={41 3},
The maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2) max) is a standard tool for preoperative counseling of candidates for lung and heart transplantations, as well as an optional measurement to assess liver or renal transplant patients. Also, it provides an objective tool of the functional capacity of posttransplant patients. Exercise limitation and loss of aerobic capacity are common among patients with end-stage liver disease. The functional capacity of these subjects is decreased, as estimated by measuring the… CONTINUE READING