Perioperative Care of Elderly Surgical Patients

  title={Perioperative Care of Elderly Surgical Patients},
  author={Aly Saber},
Advancing age is characterized by functional impairment of the many regulatory processes that provide integration between organs and therefore, may lead failure to maintain homeostasis under conditions of physiological stress. There are two main factors helping to identify the high risk for surgery. The first relates to the type of surgery and the second to the scope of cardiopulmonary functional capacity of the patient. There are major cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and musculoskeletal… CONTINUE READING

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