Table 2

Mean (SD) postoperative oxygen consumption on maximal exercise testing (V˙o 2max)

No. of patientso2max (ml/min/kg)
3 months615.5 (3.3)
6 months516.9 (2.5)
12 months315.1 (1.1)
18 months117.6
24 months216.2 (2.7)
36 months119.5
48 months119.5
60 months118.2