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Heart Failure in the Elderly, An Issue of Geriatric Medicine Clinics
     

Heart Failure in the Elderly, An Issue of Geriatric Medicine Clinics

by W. S. Aronow
 

With the aging of the population, heart failure is fast becoming an epidemic the medical community needs to deal with. In special patient populations, such as the elderly, the question of treatment cannot be a simple one. All of the authors who have contributed to this book are nationally and internationally recognized experts in cardiovascular disease as it

Overview

With the aging of the population, heart failure is fast becoming an epidemic the medical community needs to deal with. In special patient populations, such as the elderly, the question of treatment cannot be a simple one. All of the authors who have contributed to this book are nationally and internationally recognized experts in cardiovascular disease as it appears in the elderly. They are dedicated to improving care for older persons and their many years of personal experience enable them to summarize and synthesize their respective topics with unique insights that are highly beneficial to the reader.


•The epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognosis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic assessment, etiology, and role of echocardiography in the diagnostic assessment and etiology of heart failure are discussed.
•The treatment of heart failure in the elderly through the use of diuretics, inotropic drugs, neurohormonal antagonists, antiarrhythmic drugs, angioplasty, surgical therapy, cardiac resynchoronization therapy, exercise therapy, and use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416042877
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/19/2006
Series:
Clinics: Internal Medicine Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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