ABSTRACT

With an exponential growth in the number of older adults, understanding the common disorders of the elderly patient requiring cardiac care is becoming increasingly important. Incorporating recent advances in the field, Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly 6th Edition has been completely revised and updated to provide cardiologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians and other clinicians caring for the elderly a comprehensive and accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older patients.

chapter 1|27 pages

Cardiovascular changes with aging

ByJerome L. Fleg

chapter 2|21 pages

Morphologic features and pathology of the elderly heart

ByAtsuko Seki, Gregory A. Fishbein, Michael C. Fishbein

chapter 3|15 pages

General principles on caring for older adults

ByDae Hyun Kim, Sandra M. Shi

chapter 4|31 pages

Cardiovascular drug therapy in the elderly

ByWilliam H. Frishman, Wilbert S. Aronow, Angela Cheng-Lai

chapter 5|16 pages

Systemic hypertension in the elderly

ByWilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman

chapter 6|17 pages

Disorders of lipid metabolism

ByMays T. Ali, Seth S. Martin

chapter 7|21 pages

Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in the elderly

BySamuel C. Durso

chapter 8|17 pages

Epidemiology and prevention of coronary heart disease in older adults

ByNathan D. Wong, David Tehrani, Stanley S. Franklin

chapter 9|21 pages

Diagnosis of coronary heart disease in the elderly

ByWilbert S. Aronow, Jerome L. Fleg

chapter 10|19 pages

Angina pectoris in the elderly

ByWilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman

chapter 11|33 pages

Therapy of acute myocardial infarction

ByJoshua M. Stolker, Michael W. Rich

chapter 12|16 pages

Management of the older patient after myocardial infarction

ByHoward A. Cooper, Julio A. Panza, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 13|11 pages

Surgical management of coronary artery disease

ByMelissa M. Anastacio, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, Jennifer S. Lawton

chapter 14|16 pages

Percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly

ByKashish Goel, David R. Holmes

chapter 16|30 pages

Aortic valve disease in the elderly

ByMadhur A. Roberts, Ryan K. Kaple, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 17|30 pages

Mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and mitral annular calcification in the elderly

ByHasan Ahmad, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 18|13 pages

Infective endocarditis in older adults

BySairia Dass, Lona Mody

chapter 19|17 pages

Cardiomyopathies in the elderly

ByJohn Arthur McClung, Srihari S. Naidu, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 20|23 pages

Thyroid heart disease in the elderly

ByMyron Miller, Steven R. Gambert

chapter 21|16 pages

Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in older adults

ByAli Ahmed, Jerome L. Fleg

chapter 22|20 pages

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in older adults

ByBharathi Upadhya, Dalane W. Kitzman

chapter 23|26 pages

Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in the elderly

ByJason T. Jacobson, Sei Iwai, Ali Ahmed, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 24|22 pages

Ventricular arrhythmias in the elderly

ByJason T. Jacobson, Sei Iwai, Wilbert S. Aronow

chapter 25|22 pages

Bradyarrhythmias and cardiac pacemakers in the elderly

ByNaktal Hamoud, Fernando Tondato, Win-Kuang Shen

chapter 26|18 pages

Cerebrovascular disease in the elderly patient

ByLaura Stein, Jesse Weinberger

chapter 27|14 pages

Evaluation and management of syncope and related disorders in the elderly

ByAndrea Ungar, Martina Rafanelli, Michele Brignole

chapter 28|19 pages

Pericardial disease in the elderly

ByMassimo Imazio

chapter 29|21 pages

Venous thromboembolic disease in older adults

ByLaurie G. Jacobs, Justin B. Kaplan, Ruchi Jain

chapter 30|18 pages

Management of peripheral arterial disease in the elderly

ByWilbert S. Aronow

chapter 31|24 pages

Perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and treatment of elderly patients undergoing noncardiac surgery

ByDipika Gopal, Monika Sanghavi, Lee A. Fleisher

chapter 32|13 pages

Ethical decisions and end-of-life care in older patients with cardiovascular disease

ByEsther S. Pak, James N. Kirkpatrick, Craig Tanner, Sarah J. Goodlin