Prediction of cardiopulmonary morbidity after resection for lung cancer: stair climbing test complications after lung cancer surgery.

@article{Toker2007PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of cardiopulmonary morbidity after resection for lung cancer: stair climbing test complications after lung cancer surgery.},
  author={Alper Toker and Sedat Ziyade and Yusuf Bayrak and Serhan Tanju and Mert Senturk and S{\"u}kr{\"u} Dilege and Goksel Kalayci},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={253-6}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the role of a modified stair climbing test in predicting postoperative cardiopulmonary complications. METHODS A consecutive series of 150 patients who had undergone pulmonary resection for lung carcinoma formed the prospective database of this study. All patients performed a preoperative modified stair climbing test. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify predictors of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications… CONTINUE READING