Research

Ageing

Ageing, cardiorespiratory fitness and surgical outcomes

Project:

Ageing, cardiorespiratory fitness and surgical outcomes

Team:


  • Dr James Prentis

  • Dr Michael Trenell

  • Prof Dave Jones

  • Dr Chris Snowdon

Aim:

Understand whether cardiorespiratory fitness is related to surgical outcomes in older people.

Research Overview:

Ageing is associated with an increase risk of complications and death following elective surgery. However, the reasons why people are at an increased risk of complications with increasing age remains unknown. This study evaluates the relationship between cardiorespiratory reserve and surgical outcomes in older people.

Research Importance:

This study will provide important information about whether a potentially modifiable risk factor such as cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with surgical risk.