Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly by Gary GerstenblithCardiovascular Disease in the Elderly by Gary Gerstenblith

Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

EditorGary Gerstenblith

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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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.
Title:Cardiovascular Disease in the ElderlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617374709

ISBN - 13:9781617374708

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Table of Contents

Aging of the Heart and Arteries: Relevance to Cardiovascular DiseaseSamer S. Najjar and Edward G. LakattaFrailty: Keystone in the Bridge Between Geriatrics and CardiologyWilliam Russell HazzardCardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly: Evaluation and InterventionSusan J. Zieman and Beth R. MalaskyStable Coronary Artery Disease in the ElderlyBeth R. Malasky and Joseph S. AlpertAge and Mortality and Morbidity in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial InfarctionSteven P. Schulman and Gary GerstenblithUnstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the ElderlyStephen D. Wiviott and Christopher P. CannonPercutaneous Coronary Intervention in the ElderlyMichael J. McWilliams and Eric J. TopolCardiac Surgery in the ElderlyDavid D. Yuh and William A. BaumgartnerHeart Failure in the ElderlyMichael W. RichValvular Heart Disease in the ElderlyMilind Y. Desai and Gary GerstenblithArrhythmia Management in the ElderlyJonathan P. Piccini and Hugh CalkinsPeripheral Arterial Disease in the ElderlyEmile R. Mohler III and William R. HiattCardiac Rehabilitation in Older Cardiac PatientsPhilip A. AdesClinical PharmacologyJanice B. SchwartzMedical Treatment of the Cardiac Patient Approaching the End of LifeLofty L. Basta, W. Daniel Doty, and Michael D. D. GeldartIndex

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"...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 Cardiology