Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
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A panel of clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field review and discuss the latest findings on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. The authors explain the physiological changes associated with the normal aging process that may lead to the development of disease, to adverse consequences once disease develops, and which alter the risk-benefit equation for medical and other interventions designed to diagnose, assess, and treat cardiovascular disease. The focus is on particularly common syndromes in the elderly, including cardiac failure with normal ejection fraction, isolated systolic hypertension, and atrial fibrillation. Wherever possible, the authors take an evidence-based approach to recommendations and rely heavily on prospective clinical trials.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 418 pages
  • 160 x 232 x 28mm | 821.02g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 67 Illustrations, black and white; X, 418 p. 67 illus.
  • 1588292827
  • 9781588292827

Review quote

"...an approachable rendering of the state of the art. This book's excellent organization and consistently vivid, clear writing have much to recommend it as a guide for evaluating and treating cardiovascular disease in older persons." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "This book...an excellent one on this topic." -American Journal of Cardiologyshow more

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As the number, availability, and often the invasiveness and associated risks of new cardiovascular treatments expands, health care providers are increasingly called upon to decide whether or not to recommend these therapies to the increasing numbers of older patients with cardiovascular disease. In Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, a panel of clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field review and discuss the latest findings on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. The authors explain the physiological changes associated with the normal aging process that may lead to the development of disease, to adverse consequences once disease develops, and which alter the risk-benefit equation for medical and other interventions designed to diagnose, assess, and treat cardiovascular disease. The focus is on particularly common syndromes in the elderly, including cardiac failure with normal ejection fraction, isolated systolic hypertension, and atrial fibrillation. Wherever possible, the authors take an evidence-based approach to recommendations and rely heavily on prospective clinical trials. The value of lifestyle changes in the aging population, the use of primary and secondary prevention strategies, and the treatment of acute and chronic ischemic disease and its complications are also discussed. Comprehensive and authoritative, Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly offers physicians and other providers who care for the older patient a gold-standard approach to understanding and managing cardiovascular disease in this group.show more

Table of contents

Aging of the Heart and Arteries: Relevance to Cardiovascular Disease Samer S. Najjar and Edward G. Lakatta Frailty: Keystone in the Bridge Between Geriatrics and Cardiology William Russell Hazzard Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly: Evaluation and Intervention Susan J. Zieman and Beth R. Malasky Stable Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly Beth R. Malasky and Joseph S. Alpert Age and Mortality and Morbidity in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Steven P. Schulman and Gary Gerstenblith Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly Stephen D. Wiviott and Christopher P. Cannon Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Elderly Michael J. McWilliams and Eric J. Topol Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly David D. Yuh and William A. Baumgartner Heart Failure in the Elderly Michael W. Rich Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly Milind Y. Desai and Gary Gerstenblith Arrhythmia Management in the Elderly Jonathan P. Piccini and Hugh Calkins Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Elderly Emile R. Mohler III and William R. Hiatt Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Cardiac Patients Philip A. Ades Clinical Pharmacology Janice B. Schwartz Medical Treatment of the Cardiac Patient Approaching the End of Life Lofty L. Basta, W. Daniel Doty, and Michael D. D. Geldart Indexshow more