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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1980;13(2):232-238.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1980.13.2.232   
Preoperative Evaluation on Geriatric Patients .
Young So Kim, Young Sil Kim, Chang Jae Kwon
Department of Anesthesiology, Han-il Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
We have analysed 72 cases of geriatric patients over 70 year of age who underwent anesthesia in our Aospital from Jan. 1970 to May 1979 and the results were as follows; 1) Male patients were more than female(1.05: 1). (Male, 37 cases(51.4%) and female, 35cases (48. 6%). 2) By ASA classification, physical status was class II in 32 cases, E II in 24 cases, III in 12 cases, E III in 2 cases and IV in 2 eases. 3) The number of the patients of general surgery department(46.63%) was highest. 4) Preoperative problems were cardiovascular diseases including hypertension (11cases) and LVH(25 cases), arrhythmia(6cases), tachycardia(4cases), RBBB(2cases) and bradycardia (2 cases) in EKG. 5) Preoperative pulmonary disease including pulmonary tbc(14 cases), chronic bronchitis (6 cases), and emphysema(4 cases) was revealed in the chest PA. 6) There was no mortality during the operative or postoperative period.


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