Individuals 65 years of age or older currently account for over eighty percent of all cardiovascular disease-related deaths. With advances and breakthroughs in modern medicine that are allowing people to live longer, the number of older adults in this country will continue to grow exponentially over the next several decades. Cardiologists, geriatricians, and other clinicians caring for the elderly will require—at the very least—a basic understanding of cardiovascular disorders that commonly affect the older patient. In the Fourth Edition of this classic text, each chapter has been thoroughly updated to provide a comprehensive, yet readable overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older adults.
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly:
- provides an in-depth discussion of the elderly patient in the clinical setting
- considers the impact of multiple coexisting conditions, frailty, polypharmacy, and patient preferences in optimizing disease management
- each chapter written by recognized experts in the evaluation and management of older individuals with cardiovascular disease
Foreword. Part I. Aging Changes in the Cardiovascular System. Normal Aging Changes in the CV System. Echocardiographic Measurements. Morphological Features. CV Drug Therapy. Part II. Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Epidemiology. Systemic Hypertension. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism. Diabetes Mellitus. Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease. Part III. Coronary Artery Disease. Diagnosis of Coronary Artery. Angina. Therapy of Acute Mycoardial Infarction. Mgt of the Older Patient. Surgical Mgt of Coronary Artery Disease. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Exercise Training. Part IV. Valvular Heart Disease. Aortic Valve Disease. Mitral Regurgitation. Endocarditis. Part V. Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure. Cardiomyopathies. Thyroid Heart Disease. Heart Failure. Part VI. Arrhythmias and Conduction Disorders. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias. Ventricular Arrhythmias. Bradyarrhythmias. Part VII. Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly Patient. Cerebrovascular Disease. Evaluation of Syncope. Part VIII. Miscellaneous Topics. Anticoagulation. Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Elderly. Perioperative CV Evaluation and Treatment. Impact of Comorbid Conditions. Ethical Decisions.