A comprehensive review by authors of international repute regarding the management of older people with cardiovascular disease. Discusses recent initiatives leading to a much greater emphasis on the prevention of disease, quality of life aspects of management and the costs that prevention and treatment incur. Describes improvements in research techniques as well as pharmacological and surgical procedures.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
FUNDAMENTALS OF AGEING.
Demography (A. Martin).
Economics and Health Policy (N. Bosanquet &
Clinical Examination (A. Leatham).
The Chest Radiograph (A. Wilson).
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF AGEING.
Cardiovascular Pathology in Old Age (J. Mann
& M. Davies).
Pharmacological Aspects of Cardiac Drug
Treatment in the Elderly (L. Opie).
Muscle Disease (P. Keeling & W. McKenna).
Metabolic and Endocrine Disease in the
Elderly (C. Seymour & J. Reckless).
The Heart and Stroke Disease (A. Martin).
Chest Pain (B. Williams).
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THERAPY.
Surgery (D. Wheatley & D. Taggart).
Interventional Techniques (A. Turner & D.
RESEARCH INTO HEART DISEASE IN OLD AGE.
A North American Perspective (E. Lakatta & B.
Ethical Considerations (J. Taylor).