Structured Exercise Programme and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Familial abdominal aortic aneurysm / Posted 10 months ago
There is a relationship between aerobic fitness and survival both with and without surgery. Some patients can improve their aerobic fitness with a structured exercise programme but currently it is not know how much this could change predicted survival for patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or how long this change can be maintained. Survival can be predicted after planned abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery using physical fitness measured with a cardiopulmonary exercise test. The researchers have validated this in a published peer reviewed multicentre study. In this study the patient’s fitness will be measured before and after a structured exercise programme and assess if there is any change in their predicted survival. The primary objective of the study is to measure the change in predicted survival for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery after a structured exercise programme. In addition the patients are asked to complete the following questionnaires:- EQ-5D-5L, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) before and after the exercise programme.