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February 21, 2007

Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training and Postoperative Complications

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(7):697-699. doi:10.1001/jama.297.7.697-a

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.