Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient: Expanded from ‘Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine’, Fifth edition

Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient: Expanded from ‘Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine’, Fifth edition

Editor(s): David J. Stott, Gordon D. O. Lowe

Published Online: 7 NOV 2012

Print ISBN: 9780470973721

Online ISBN: 9781118451786

DOI: 10.1002/9781118451786

About this Book

As improvements in living conditions and advances in modern medicine lead to increased life expectancy and the number of older adults world-wide continues to grow, so the number of older individuals with cardiac and cerebrovascular disease is rising. Over eighty per cent of all cardiovascular disease-related deaths now occur in patients aged sixty five or older.  The high prevalence of co-morbidities, frailty and cognitive decline amongst older patients requires that a holistic approach to the management of cardiovascular disease is required.

Written and edited by leading experts in the field, 'Cardiovascular diseases and health in the older patient' provides scholarly evidence and data which explain why treating an older patient with cardiovascular disease is often different from treating a young or middle-aged patient with the same disease.  The chapters have been updated and expanded from the cardiovascular section of the renowned 'Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine', edited by Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley and Bruno Vellas.  The revised chapters contain updated evidence and references to recent clinical practice guidelines in Europe and North America, this book provides complete, authoritative information on this major cause of death, poor health and disability in old age. 

Covering the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient, the book is an excellent reference at all clinical and pre-clinical levels and will appeal particularly to geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and practice nurses.

With a Foreword by Stuart M. Cobbe.

 

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 10

      Cardiac Rehabilitation (pages 234–260)

      Niccolò Marchionni, Francesco Fattirolli, Francesco Orso, Marco Baccini, Lucio A. Rinaldi and Giulio Masotti

    3. Chapter 14

      Peripheral Arterial Disease (pages 345–365)

      Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Marta Castro Rodríguez and Cristina Alonso Bouzón

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