The Elderly: From Physiopathology to Surveillance in the Perioperative Period

  • G. Galimberti
  • R. Muchada
Conference paper


Normally, a patient over 65 years is considered an elderly subject. More specifically, however, three age groups may be distinguished within the so-called elderly population, namely:
  • the elderly subject, between 65 and 74 years of age,

  • the old subject, between 75 and 84 years,

  • the very old subject or geront, over 85 years of age.


Elderly Patient Elderly Subject Venous Capacity Left Ventricular Compliance Postoperative Confusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Galimberti
    • 1
  • R. Muchada
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of AnaesthesiaIntensive Care and Pain Clinic, Trieste University School of MedicineTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareEugène André HospitalLyonFrance

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