Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

Paperback | March 16, 2011

byRosaire Gray, Louise Pack

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The population is ageing, and most cardiovascular diseases are more common in older people. Older people often present atypically, have multiple co-morbidities, and are vulnerable to therapeutic delays or errors. The healthcare needs of the elderly differ from those of younger patients and aremore complex, related to the physical and psychological changes associated with ageing and other disease processes in the elderly population. In addition, the response to treatment may alter with ageing, yet many elderly patients with cardiovascular disease are not looked after by specialists.Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly provides user-friendly advice in a field that has limited evidence but contributes significantly to the workload not only of cardiologists but also of elderly care physicians and general practitioners. It reflects current UK and international guidelines andprovides key evidence based references. Wherever possible, published guidelines are incorporated to ensure the book reflects current recommended management. It indicates where practice differs from that of younger adults, and provides guidance on the ethical and clinical dilemmas particular to theelderly. The handbook covers many aspects of cardiovascular disease in the elderly and focuses on common problems, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation and isolated systolic hypertension.

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The population is ageing, and most cardiovascular diseases are more common in older people. Older people often present atypically, have multiple co-morbidities, and are vulnerable to therapeutic delays or errors. The healthcare needs of the elderly differ from those of younger patients and aremore complex, related to the physical and p...

Dr Gray is a Consultant Physician in General Medicine, Cardiology and Care of Older People at the Whittington Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Archway Campus, Whittington Hospital, University College London. Her interests include cardiovascular disease in the elderly, syncope and unexplai...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.07 inPublished:March 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The ageing population2. Ischaemic heart disease in the elderly3. Valve disease4. Infective endocarditis5. Heart failure6. Arrhythmias in the elderly7. Atrial fibrillation in the elderly8. Syncope and orthostatic (postural) hypotension9. Hypertension in the elderly10. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease11. Major clinical trials and the elderly12. The elderly cardiac patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery13. Medical treatment and approaching end of life14. Cardiovascular disease and mental health