“Delirium: The brain and the older surgical patient Part 2” was a talk originally given at the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019.

This piece is a look at some of the new technology which is becoming more widely used. A leadless pacemaker is a small implantable “bullet like” device that sends electrical pulses to the heart whenever it senses that the heartbeat is too slow. Also new implantable cardioversion defibrillators are discussed as are implantable cardiac monitors. There is also discussion regarding cardiac resynchronization therapy.

“Aqute brain failure is really the concept we’re talking about”

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Presented by Professor Alison Mudge, Conjoint Professor of Medicine, Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Gideon Caplan Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Prince Of Wales Hospital, Sydney.