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Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2017 Jul 18;87(2):849. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2017.849.

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

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Fondazione Poliambulanza, Istituto Ospedaliero. 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.

PMID:
28967730
DOI:
10.4081/monaldi.2017.849
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