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Goals of surgery and assessment tools for elderly patients referred for cardiac and noncardiac surgery

Flaminia Coccia, Renzo Rozzini
  • Renzo Rozzini
    Fondazione Poliambulanza, Istituto Ospedaliero, Italy

Abstract

Surgery in elderly patients is associated with the risk of death, complications, functional decline and disability. Prior to surgery, therefore, an assessment of the health-related priorities, a realistic evaluation of the surgical risks, and individualized optimization of the procedural pathway to follow are mandatory.

Keywords

Elderly surgical patient; pre-op evaluation, prognosis.

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Submitted: 2017-05-16 15:53:50
Published: 2017-07-18 14:30:00
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