Anesthetic Considerations for Common Procedures in Geriatric Patients. Hip Fracture, Emergency General Surgery, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

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Abstract

The elderly population is growing. Geriatric patients undergo a large proportion of surgical procedures and have increased complications, morbidity, and mortality, which may be associated with increased intensive care unit time, length of stay, hospital readmission, and cost. Identification of optimal anesthetic care for these patients, leading to decreased complications and contributing to best possible outcomes, will have great value. This article reviews the anesthetic considerations for intraoperative care of geriatric patients and focus on 3 procedures (hip fractures, emergency abdominal surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement). An approach to evaluation and management of the elderly surgical patient is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-503
Number of pages13
JournalAnesthesiology clinics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Anesthesia TAVR
  • Anesthesia emergency surgery
  • Elderly anesthesia
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Geriatric anesthesia
  • Hip fracture
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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