Value of exercise testing to estimate post-operative complications and mortality in solid organ recipients: A preliminary study

Ulubay G., Ulasli S., Kupeli E., Yilmaz E. B., Sezgin A., Haberal M.

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, vol.15, no.2, pp.11-20, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-20
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background: The pre-operative pulmonary risk assessment of solid organ transplant recipients is crucial to decrease post-operative pulmonary mortality and morbidity. Spirometry is the most commonly utilized test to predict post-operative pulmonary complications. This study was performed to evaluate the role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) in both heart and kidney transplantation recipients.