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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  General Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2020;5(1):2844.Review Article | Open Access

Why We Need to Focus on Preoperative Cognitive Function Assessment in Elderly Patients?

Rashu Munankarmi, Gao Mei* and Qian Yanning*

Department of Anesthesiology, 1st Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University /Jiangsu Province Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Gao Mei 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2844


This review provides detail analysis of cardiovascular diseases in elderly patients and its decline in cognitive function. It also provides clear assessment on concealing cardiovascular disease and its impact on cognitive function. The clear emphasis on brain function assessment is presented here. The cognitive impairment even seen on the baseline for patients diagnosed with dementia is alerted well here. The strong reports suggesting the impact of preoperative cognitive impairment on increasing postoperative morbidity and mortality. Moreover post-operative cognitive dysfunction is highly correlated with rampant leading to mortality of postoperative complications. This review also presents the fact that lack of attention of physicians on preoperative cognitive impairment. The routine function cognitive screening to emphasize on perioperative and brain protecting problems on elderly patients. At the same time, routine preoperative risk assessment and proper decision making is crucial for estimating the prognosis. In addition, the association of cardiovascular disease such as Heart failure with cognitive impairment in elderly patients are conferred. The variation of cognitive level emulates the cardiovascular health level relatively. This review summarizes the progress that has been made while also recognizing the challenges that remain.


Cite the article

Munankarmi R, Mei G, Yanning Q. Why We Need to Focus on Preoperative Cognitive Function Assessment in Elderly Patients?. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2844..

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