Consider surgery for elderly patients

Katlic, Mark R.
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/21/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 13, p1403
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Considering surgery for elderly patients," by Mark R. Katlic, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It focuses on the effect of surgery in the prevalence of comorbidities in elderly patients. It mentions the procedures used in the prevention of coronary artery diseases, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary bypass graft. It says that physiologic changes that occur with aging are surgical problems that abound in elderly patients.


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