Perioperative exercise training in elderly subjects.

  title={Perioperative exercise training in elderly subjects.},
  author={Sandy Jack and Michael L. West and Michael P. W. Grocott},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology},
  volume={25 3},
The association between physical fitness and outcome following major surgery is well described - less fit patients having a higher incidence of perioperative morbidity and mortality. This has led to the idea of physical training (exercise training) as a perioperative intervention with the aim of improving postoperative outcome. Studies have started to explore both preoperative training (prehabilitation) and postoperative training (rehabilitation). We have reviewed the current literature… CONTINUE READING
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