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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Bruce Wilson, MD, MSPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This thorough guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in the elderly covers a wide range of topics, each in sufficient detail and with supporting references. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to arm clinicians with the information they need to treat older patients with heart disease.
Audience: The book is appropriate for all practitioners who treat elderly patients, including cardiologists, general practitioners, and geriatricians.
Features: The book covers the gamut of topics in cardiology, from the diagnosis of coronary artery disease to the full evaluation of valvular disease. Its best feature is the breadth of information that it covers succinctly. Each chapter begins with a summary that gives a quick overview of what will be discussed.
Assessment: For the many clinicians taking care of an ever-aging population, this book is a great resource.