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

Submitted: May 16, 2017
Accepted: May 16, 2017
Published: July 18, 2017
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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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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.