Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $111.40
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 34%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $111.40   
  • New (3) from $111.40   


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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored monograph on cardiovascular disease in the elderly, is part of the series Contemporary Cardiology.
Purpose: Its purpose is to provide an evidence-based review of cardiovascular disease in older persons. This is a worthy objective and the book creates an approachable rendering of the state of the art.
Audience: The audience is all practitioners who treat cardiovascular disease in older persons. The authors are among the nation's leading experts in cardiovascular disease in older persons.
Features: The book discusses factors of aging that lead to altered risk factors, manifestations and management of cardiovascular disease in older persons. Primary and secondary preventive measures are discussed. There is also a chapter on end-of-life issues in older persons. There are a number of useful treatment algorithms and excellent tables. The concise clear narrative style is a big plus in the book overall. The book also does not overreach and spells out the limitations of current knowledge.
Assessment: TThe chapter on end-of-life care discusses medicolegal issues in a frank and comprehensive manner which would have been enhanced by a discussion of how to recognize the presence of end-stage heart disease for which hospice care might be the most appropriate management. 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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617374708
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Aging of the Heart and Arteries: Relevance to Cardiovascular Disease

Samer S. Najjar and Edward G. Lakatta

Frailty: Keystone in the Bridge Between Geriatrics and Cardiology

William Russell Hazzard

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly: Evaluation and Intervention

Susan J. Zieman and Beth R. Malasky

Stable Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly

Beth R. Malasky and Joseph S. Alpert

Age and Mortality and Morbidity in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Steven P. Schulman and Gary Gerstenblith

Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly

Stephen D. Wiviott and Christopher P. Cannon

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Elderly

Michael J. McWilliams and Eric J. Topol

Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly

David D. Yuh and William A. Baumgartner

Heart Failure in the Elderly

Michael W. Rich

Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly

Milind Y. Desai and Gary Gerstenblith

Arrhythmia Management in the Elderly

Jonathan P. Piccini and Hugh Calkins

Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Elderly

Emile R. Mohler III and William R. Hiatt

Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Cardiac Patients

Philip A. Ades

Clinical Pharmacology

Janice B. Schwartz

Medical Treatment of the Cardiac Patient Approaching the End of Life

Lofty L. Basta, W. Daniel Doty, and Michael D. D. Geldart


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)