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Press Releases


Press releases from October 2014


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Fit for Surgery

Britain’s Oldest Surgical Royal College Launches Exercise Campaign to Reduce Mortality Five-Fold

Patients with low cardiorespiratory health are five times more likely to die during or just after a surgical procedure than their fitter counterparts, and on average an unfit person costs the NHS an extra £6,000 when they undergo an operation, due to longer recovery times in hospital. Studies have identified anaerobic threshold (a measure of exerc…


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