Where is perioperative medicine as a specialty in the US? How do frail patients benefit from the perioperative process? Age and physical fitness are important factors when deciding if you’re going to put a patient through major surgery, how do these factors allow us to differentiate between those who are likely to have a poor outcome? How common is cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in the US?

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guest Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern.

Our guest’s excellent book is here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Preoperative-Assessment-Management-BobbieJean-Sweitzer-ebook/dp/B07DWLNW8Y