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To operate hip fracture surgery how much minimum % heart should function for a women @ 77 yrs?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: 7 METS

There is no set limit for heart function reserve, but we generally like patients to have no active heart disease within the last 6 months and be able to exert themselves to a level of 7 metabolic equivalents.
If you cannot or haven't done exercise to this level then additional testing may be necessary. Before surgery you will have a comprehensive eval to make sure that you are a good candidate.

In brief: 7 METS

There is no set limit for heart function reserve, but we generally like patients to have no active heart disease within the last 6 months and be able to exert themselves to a level of 7 metabolic equivalents.
If you cannot or haven't done exercise to this level then additional testing may be necessary. Before surgery you will have a comprehensive eval to make sure that you are a good candidate.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: EF

Hip fracture surgery is important to preserve ability to be mobile.
The ejection fraction generally is not limiting of this type of surgery if the patient really must have it. It is always preferable for a patient to have good ventricular function for surgery and the ef associated with this is 50% or greater as a loose number.

In brief: EF

Hip fracture surgery is important to preserve ability to be mobile.
The ejection fraction generally is not limiting of this type of surgery if the patient really must have it. It is always preferable for a patient to have good ventricular function for surgery and the ef associated with this is 50% or greater as a loose number.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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