PCPET : Perioperative Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing

Welcome to the PCPET website

This site provides resources for patients, public and practitioners who are interested in Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (PCPET).

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) is the gold-standard method for measuring physical fitness. CPET has several roles around the time of surgery:

  • Evaluating risk
  • Assessing the effect of treatments (e.g. chemotherapy)
  • Guiding training programmes

PCEPT is commonly conducted by anaesthetists or clinical physiologists, but may also be undertaken by respiratory specialists or cardiologists in some hospitals.