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

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.849

Authors

  • Flaminia Coccia | renzo.rozzini@poliambulanza.it Fondazione Poliambulanza, Istituto Ospedaliero, Italy.
  • 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.

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Published
2017-07-18
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Cardiology - Original Articles
Keywords:
Elderly surgical patient, pre-op evaluation, prognosis.
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How to Cite
Coccia, Flaminia, and Renzo Rozzini. 2017. “Goals of Surgery and Assessment Tools for Elderly Patients Referred for Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 87 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.849.