Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly: Indications and Management Options to Optimize Outcomes

Vincent Conti, Scott D. Lick

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Abstract

Elderly patients increasingly have benefited from the advances in cardiac surgical techniques and perioperative care. Compared to the same procedures in younger patients, their operations can be more technically demanding and their level of reserve leaves less margin should complications occur. The importance of using realistic indications for operations with a focus on improving the quality of lives and of optimal preoperative preparation of patients is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-574
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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