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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book aims to discuss cardiology in older persons.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss cardiac diseases in older persons including the context of old age, the changes in presentation of illness from younger age groups, and the treatment specific to the older age group.
Audience: The stated audience is all physicians who care for older persons: family practitioners, internists, cardiologists, surgeons, residents, and students. The book should appeal most to geriatricians, cardiologists, fellows in these specialties, and residents in internal medicine.
Features: This book contains excellent tables and illustrations, especially of the morphologic features of the aging heart. The references are well chosen and pertinent.
Assessment: This attractive book summarizes clinical cardiology in older persons. Some chapters are a bit superficial but are more than made up for by several useful chapters that synthesize current information on a particular area such as anticoagulation and morphologic changes of the heart.