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..
Screening for Vascular Pathology: Current Guidelines and Recommendations -- Preoperative Optimization of the Elderly Patient Prior to Vascular Surgery -- Anesthetic Considerations for Elderly -- Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery -- Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Elderly -- Management of Chronic Venous Disease and Varicose Veins in the Elderly -- Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly -- Aortic Aneurysm Disease in the Elderly -- Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Elderly -- Renal Failure in the Elderly Ethical Considerations.