Biology of Aging and Anaesthesia
Geriatric men or women with an age above 65 years account for about 20% of the European population, with a tendency to reach 30% in 2030. Life-expectancy at 65 is still 16.7 years, at the age of 80 it is 8 more years. Now we can already find about 40% of geriatric patients in our surgical population, again with a tendency to rise to even higher numbers. Thus geriatric anesthesia is and will be an increasingly important factor in our daily work.
KeywordsRegional Anesthesia Geriatric Patient Retrograde Amnesia Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity Infusion Requirement
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