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As improvements in living conditions and advances in modernmedicine lead to increased life expectancy and the number of olderadults world-wide continues to grow, so the number of olderindividuals with cardiac and cerebrovascular disease is rising.Over eighty per cent of all cardiovascular disease-related deathsnow occur in patients aged sixty five or older. The highprevalence of co-morbidities, frailty and cognitive decline amongstolder patients requires that a holistic approach to the managementof cardiovascular disease is required.
Written and edited by leading experts in the field,'Cardiovascular diseases and health in the olderpatient' provides scholarly evidence and data whichexplain why treating an older patient with cardiovascular diseaseis often different from treating a young or middle-aged patientwith the same disease. The chapters have been updated andexpanded from the cardiovascular section of the renowned'Pathy's Principles and Practice of GeriatricMedicine', edited by Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley andBruno Vellas. The revised chapters contain updated evidenceand references to recent clinical practice guidelines in Europe andNorth America, this book provides complete, authoritativeinformation on this major cause of death, poor health anddisability in old age.
Covering the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management ofcardiovascular disease in the older patient, the book is anexcellent reference at all clinical and pre-clinical levels andwill appeal particularly to geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs,as well as cardiac specialist nurses and practice nurses.
With a Foreword by Stuart M. Cobbe.