The geriatric patient and surgery

Authors: Luboš Kotík
Authors‘ workplace: Interní oddělení Thomayerovy nemocnice, Praha
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2018; 64(11): 1067-1069


Number of patients older than 65 years indicated for surgery is growing. Estimation of the surgery risk in this age has its specific aspects not present in younger patients. Beside organ dysfunctions is necessary to estimate function reserves of geriatric patients, especially presence of frailty syndrome, because those seniors have very high surgery risk.

Key words:

frailty syndrome – geriatric patient – surgical risk

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