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Table 1 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status

From: Influence of early goal-directed therapy using arterial waveform analysis on major complications after high-risk abdominal surgery: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled superiority trial

ASA physical status Description
I Normal, healthy patient
II Patient with mild systemic disease which does not affect daily functioning (such as controlled hypertension, stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), well-regulated diabetes mellitus, mild obesity)
III Severe systemic disease which affects daily functioning (such as coronary artery disease, heart failure or COPD limiting exercise tolerance, morbid obesity)
IV Systemic disease that is a constant threat to life (such as invalidating COPD or heart failure, unstable angina pectoris)
V Moribund patient