Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly

Evidence-Based Practice

  • Mark R.┬áKatlic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. General Aspects of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronnie A. Rosenthal
      Pages 3-4
    3. David A. Etzioni, Vaughn A. Starnes
      Pages 5-24
    4. Mark R. Katlic
      Pages 25-42
    5. Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Patricia Ursomanno, Marie Boltz, Hongsoo Kim
      Pages 43-56
    6. James L. Rudolph
      Pages 57-66
    7. Carl I. Gonzales II, Lois A. Killewich
      Pages 67-77
    8. Marshall B. Kapp
      Pages 79-87
    9. Susan M. Hecker, Robert M. Sade
      Pages 89-103
    10. Jack M. Berger, Tawfik Ayoub, Jayeshkumar Patel
      Pages 105-119
    11. Geoffrey P. Dunn
      Pages 121-132
    12. Jay Menaker, Thomas M. Scalea
      Pages 133-142
    13. Carol C. Wu, Jo-Anne O. Shepard
      Pages 143-156
    14. Faisal Nabi, Dipan J. Shah, Stephen H. Little, Su Min Chang
      Pages 157-192
  3. Physiologic Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Michael E. Zenilman
      Pages 195-195
    3. Huber R. Warner
      Pages 197-206
    4. Ilene C. Weitz
      Pages 207-219
    5. M. Kate Elfrey, Susan J. Zieman
      Pages 221-239

About this book


Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly: Evidence Based Practice is an important and timely book that reflects the thoughtful work of pioneers in geriatric surgery. It encompasses their knowledge related to geriatric surgery, and their reflections and guidance on the rapidly accumulating knowledge related to improving the health and surgical care of seniors.

This book provides a scholarly review of the constantly expanding knowledge base about cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in seniors. The book follows a logical sequence covering general aspects of care, cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Chapters are focused on common, devastating and often missed complications of surgical care in the seniors. These include delirium, depression, pressure sores, functional losses, incontinence, volume depletion and asymptomatic or atypical complications -myocardial infarction, post-operative diarrhea, urinary track infections and pneumonia. Each is expertly reviewed. Strategies to help the surgeons and the surgical team anticipate, recognize and effectively prevent or manage such problems are discussed and the evidence basis for such strategies is provided.

Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly: Evidence Based Practice is particularly timely and the first to review the substantial body of knowledge that has been developed in recent years related to geriatric cardiothoracic surgical problems. It catalogs well the expanding knowledge basis for achieving successful surgical outcomes in the very old. It provides a most useful resources for cardiovascular thoracic surgeons in training and those already in practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark R.┬áKatlic
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Thoracic SurgeryGeisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterWilkes-BarreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0891-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0892-6
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