What is the role of functional capacity in the preoperative cardiac risk assessment?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: Davinder Jassal, MD; Chief Editor: William A Schwer, MD  more...
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Functional capacity

  • Poor functional class (< 4 mets) - Energy expended during activities, including dressing, eating, and walking around the house

  • Adequate functional class (>4 mets) - Energy expended during activities, including walking up a flight of stairs, scrubbing floors, and swimming


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