Cardiovascular changes with aging. Morphologic features and pathology of the elderly heart. General principles on caring for older adults. Cardiovascular drug therapy in the elderly. Systemic hypertension in the elderly. Disorders of lipid metabolism. Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Epidemiology and prevention of coronary heart disease in older adults. Diagnosis of coronary heart disease in the elderly. Angina pectoris in the elderly. Therapy of acute myocardial infarction. Management of the older patient after myocardial infarction. Surgical management of coronary artery disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly. Exercise training and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation in older cardiac patients. Aortic valve disease in the elderly. Mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and mitral annular calcification in the elderly. Infective endocarditis in older adults. Cardiomyopathies in the elderly. Thyroid heart disease in the elderly. Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in older adults. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in older adults. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in the elderly. Ventricular arrhythmias in the elderly. Bradyarrhythmias and cardiac pacemakers in the elderly. Cerebrovascular disease in the elderly patient. Evaluation and management of syncope and related disorders in the elderly. Pericardial disease in the elderly. Venous thromboembolic disease in older adults. Management of peripheral arterial disease in the elderly. Perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and treatment of elderly patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Ethical decisions and end-of-life care in older patients with cardiovascular disease
With an exponential growth in the number of older adults, understanding the common disorders of the elderly patient requiring cardiac care is becoming increasingly important. Incorporating recent advances in the field, Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly 6th Edition has been completely revised and updated to provide cardiologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians and other clinicians caring for the elderly a comprehensive and accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older patients.
Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiology Research at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
Jerome L. Fleg, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Michael W. Rich, MD, Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine