Validity of the 6 min walk test in prediction of the anaerobic threshold before major non-cardiac surgery.

@article{Sinclair2012ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the 6 min walk test in prediction of the anaerobic threshold before major non-cardiac surgery.},
  author={R C F Sinclair and Alan M Batterham and Stefanie Davies and L Cawthorn and Gerard R. Danjoux},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={30-5}
}
BACKGROUND For perioperative risk stratification, a robust, practical test could be used where cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is unavailable. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of the 6 min walk test (6MWT) distance to discriminate between low and high anaerobic threshold (AT) in patients awaiting major non-cardiac surgery. METHODS In 110 participants, we obtained oxygen consumption at the AT from CPET and recorded the distance walked (in m) during a 6MWT. Receiver… CONTINUE READING
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