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. Updated and expanded from the cardiovascular section in the fifth edition of the renowned ‘Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine’, with an additional chapter on tailoring the approach to investigation and management of vascular disease in frail older subjects, as well as 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.
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Titolo: Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient : Expanded from Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
Autori: Stott - Lowe
Finitura: Copertina flessibile