Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The randomized clinical trial by Dr Hulzebos and colleagues1 suggested that preoperative inspiratory muscle training (IMT) may reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications in high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, there was important additional detail that was not provided.
Nava S. Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training and Postoperative Complications. JAMA. 2007;297(7):697-699. doi:10.1001/jama.297.7.697-a