Preoperative risk stratification; what is are the risks and controversies behind preoperative exercise testing and the six minute walk test? This piece looks at the evidence behind both and some practical guidance for informing clinical care.

Does the six minute walk test predict complications? What is the true value for cardiopulminary exercise testing (CPET)?

For more on the METS study go here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/the-measurement-of-exercise-tolerance-before-surgery-mets-trial/

Presented by Duminda Wijeysundera, Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Anesthesiologist at St Michael’s Hospital.