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Table 6 A summary of all-cause mortality in non-operated patients following CPET stratification

From: Risk stratification by pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise testing improves outcomes following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery: a cohort study

Cohort Group Deaths Frequency
CPET era (n = 230) Conservatively managed (n = 42) Total 12 (28.6%)
   Community deaths (unknown cause) 6 (14.3%)
   Ruptured AAA 1 (2.4%)
   Cardiorespiratory disease 1 (2.4%)
   Malignancy 2 (4.8%)
   Sepsis 2 (4.8%)
  1. AAA: abdominal aortic aneurysm; CPET: cardiopulmonary exercise testing.