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  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1
  • Q & A: Chat

Moderator: Elizabeth L. Whitlock, MD, MSc
Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Diseases and Aging Special Interest Group

Despite advances in surgery and anesthesiology, older adults remain at increased risk for postoperative complications, which in turn contribute to increased length of stay, functional decline, reduced quality of life, and increased cost. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the implications of frailty for perioperative risk and discuss strategies for reducing risk and improving outcomes in frail patients undergoing noncardiac surgery; (2) utilize communication skills for culturally sensitive shared decision making and how to integrate what matters to patients and families into preoperative planning; (3) discuss strategies for perioperative pharmacological management designed to reduce postoperative complications, including delirium, bleeding, and organ-specific disorders; and (4) describe key recommendations from the 2024 ACC/AHA guideline for perioperative cardiovascular care as they pertain to older adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Case Presentation 
Simone Lescott, MBBS 
Implications of Frailty for Preoperative Risk Assessment and Management
Shaista U. Ahmed, MD, MPH
Role of Shared Decision Making and Team-Based Care in Perioperative Management
Dianne Bettick, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN
Pharmacotherapy: Antithrombotics, Anticoagulants, Analgesics, and More
Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, MS
Update on 2024 AHA/ACC Guideline for Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery
Michael W. Rich, MD, AGSF, FACC