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

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Flaminia Coccia *
Renzo Rozzini
(*) Corresponding Author:
Flaminia Coccia | renzo.rozzini@poliambulanza.it

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.


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