Vascular Disease in Older Adults

A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

  • Rabih Chaer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jason M. Johanning, G. Matthew Longo, Alyson Ashleigh Melin
    Pages 35-43
  3. Anthony J. Comerota
    Pages 79-94
  4. Huiting Chen, Bradley Reames, Thomas W. Wakefield
    Pages 95-111
  5. Brajesh K. Lal, Rafael S. Cires-Drouet
    Pages 113-125
  6. Max Wohlauer, Matthew J. Eagleton
    Pages 127-142
  7. Jennifer Kaplan, Emily V. Finlayson, Michael S. Conte
    Pages 143-158
  8. Theodore H. Yuo, Mark L. Unruh
    Pages 159-177
  9. Jun Xu, Daniel E. Hall
    Pages 179-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-201

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to vascular disease for the geriatric patient, focusing on vascular pathology and interventions but also on perioperative care, anesthetic care, functional outcomes and quality of life, as well as ethical considerations that impact decision making. The book addresses open and endovascular interventions in different vascular beds, as well as preoperative workup and optimization, anesthetic considerations, all aspects and expectations of the postoperative care and recovery. This is the only book to specialize in the intricacies of the care of the geriatric patients, the challenging recovery and neurocognitive changes, and ethical considerations for the end stage geriatric patient or in the setting of postoperative complications. Written by experts in the field, each section addresses patient election, pre-operative considerations, technical conduct of the most common operations with open or endovascular options, and avoiding complications. A brief review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section.

With its concise yet comprehensive summary of the field, Vascular Disease in Older Adults is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and all physicians of who care for the aging patient with vascular disease.


Cardiovascular Care Elder Care Minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques Specialist Care for the Elderly Vascular Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Rabih Chaer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29283-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29285-4
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