Preoperative supervised exercise improves outcomes after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2016; 264: 47-53.

Published: 21st September 2016

Authors: Barakat H, Shahin Y, Khan J, McCollum PT, Chetter IC

Conclusion

Six weeks of preoperative supervised exercise reduced the rate of perioperative complications from 41.9 to 22.6 per cent, P=0.021 in this study that included 124 patients awaiting aneurysm repair. It also reduced hospital stay from 8 to 7 days,

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