Fit for Surgery
Cardiorespiratory Fitness is the most under-utilised vital sign when assessing the health and wellbeing of patients requiring surgery.
Fitness in perioperative care
Cardiorespiratory Fitness testing plays a crucial role in perioperative care, offering numerous benefits for patients undergoing surgical procedures. By assessing a patient's cardiovascular and respiratory function before surgery, healthcare professionals can better understand their overall fitness level and make informed decisions regarding the surgical approach and postoperative care.
Enhanced Risk Stratification
Cardiorespiratory Fitness testing provides valuable information that helps in risk stratification for surgical procedures. By evaluating a patient's aerobic capacity and functional capacity, healthcare providers can identify individuals who may be at higher risk for postoperative complications. This allows for tailored interventions and closer monitoring to optimize patient outcomes.
Personalized Preoperative Optimization
With Cardiorespiratory Fitness testing, healthcare professionals can develop personalized preoperative optimization plans for patients. By identifying areas of weakness or limitations in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, targeted interventions such as exercise training or respiratory therapies can be prescribed to improve overall fitness and enhance surgical readiness.
Informed Surgical Decision-Making
By assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness, healthcare providers can make more informed decisions regarding the surgical approach and perioperative management. Patients with higher fitness levels may be better suited for minimally invasive techniques or shorter hospital stays, while those with lower fitness levels may require additional interventions or a more cautious approach.
Postoperative Recovery Planning
Cardiorespiratory Fitness testing also aids in postoperative recovery planning. By understanding a patient's baseline fitness level, healthcare providers can establish appropriate expectations for recovery and develop tailored rehabilitation programs to optimize functional outcomes and enhance long-term quality of life.
SplendoHealth is redefining Cardiorespiratory Fitness testing with an innovative assessment software platform. We are replacing bulky metabolic carts and specialized labs, with wireless and wearable sensors.