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Anaesthesia for the elderly 

Anaesthesia for the elderly
Anaesthesia for the elderly

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

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date: 13 July 2020

Jeffrey Handel

There is no standard definition of elderly, but it is often arbitrarily taken as >65yr. Such patients have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with anaesthesia and surgery.

Aging is associated with progressive deterioration of function in all systems.

Significant cardiovascular disease is present in 50–65% patients....

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