Table of Contents

Invited Commentary.
The Epidemiology and Economics of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly.
Principles of Geriatric Surgery.
Geriatric Models of Care.
Delirium After Cardiac Surgery.
Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Elderly.
Legal Aspects of Geriatric Surgery.
Ethical Issues in Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Elderly.
Acute Pain Control in Geriatric Patients After Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeries.
Palliative Care in the Elderly.
Cardiopulmonary Trauma in the Elderly.
Imaging Features of the Normal Aging Chest.
Cardiac Imaging in the Elderly.
Invited Commentary.
Biology of Aging.
Hematologic Disorders in the Elderly.
Anticoagulation in the Older Surgical Patient.
Medication Usage in Older Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients.
Wound Healing in the Elderly.
Pulmonary Changes in the Elderly.
Cardiac Changes in the Elderly.
Renal Changes in the Elderly.
Gastrointestinal and Liver Changes in the Elderly.
Neurologic and Cognitive Changes in the Elderly.
Hormonal Changes During and After Cardiac Surgery.
Invited Commentary.
Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation in the Elderly Cardiac Surgery Patient.
Cardiac Anesthesia in the Elderly.
Postoperative and Critical Care in the Elderly Cardiac Surgery Patient.
Surgery for Ischemic Coronary Disease in the Elderly.
Surgical Treatment of Aortic Valve Disease in the Elderly.
Surgical Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease in the Elderly.
Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Disease in the Elderly.
Surgical Treatment of Pericardial Disease in the Elderly.
Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Elderly.
Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance in the Elderly.
Invited Commentary.
Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation in the Elderly Thoracic Surgery Patient.
Thoracic Anesthesia in the Elderly.
Postoperative and Critical Care in the Elderly Thoracic Surgery Patient.
Adjuvant Therapy for Lung Cancer in the Elderly.
Pulmonary Surgery for Malignant Disease in the Elderly.
Benign Thoracic Disease in the Elderly.
Lung Transplantation in the Elderly.
Esophageal Surgery for Malignant Disease in the Elderly.
Esophageal Surgery for Benign Disease in the Elderly.
Surgery for Mediastinal Disease in the Elderly.
Surgery for Pleural Disease in the Elderly.
Surgery for Chest Wall Disease in the Elderly.
Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi in the Elderly.