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Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly : Forestry Sciences - Franz H. Messerli

Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

Forestry Sciences

By: Franz H. Messerli (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9780792318590
Number Of Pages: 578

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That geriatric cardiology has become a science and clinical discipline in its own rights is beyond dispute. Most cardiac disorders present with different symptoms and signs, require a different diagnostic and therapeutic approach, and also have a different prognosis in the elderly as compared to younger patients.
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the physician, representing a pioneering work in this increasingly complex area. For this third edition most of the chapters have been completely rewritten, some by different authors. Four new chapters have been added, dealing with cardiac transplantation, invasive cardiovascular procedures, dietary considerations and ethical considerations. It cannot be denied that invasive procedures and transplantation are highly controversial in this area, and the ethical dilemmas involved are ably discussed by Dr Davis and associates.
All chapters are supplied with a thorough list of references, making this third edition of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly the most thorough, concise guide for the practicing physician.

Contributing Authors
Foreword to the First Edition
Introduction: Older People and Cardiovascular Illnessp. 1
Epidemiologyp. 9
Pathophysiology of the Aging Heart and Circulationp. 27
Clinical Findings in the Elderly Heart Patientp. 59
Diagnostic Testing for Cardiovascular Diseasesp. 73
Heart Failurep. 91
Hypertensionp. 121
Hypertensive Emergenciesp. 145
Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythmp. 163
Heart Block/Cardiac Pacingp. 195
Postural Hypotension and Syncopep. 211
Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderlyp. 231
Coronary Artery Diseasep. 253
Acute Myocardial Infarctionp. 275
Diseases of the Myocardium, Pericardium, and Endocardiump. 293
Diseases of the Aorta and Arterial Treep. 331
Cardiac Manifestations of Noncardiac Diseasep. 375
Psychological Adaptation to Cardiovascular Diseasep. 401
Ethical Considerationsp. 413
Risk Modificationp. 423
Dietary Considerations in the Elderly: Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseasep. 435
Exercise and Rehabilitation in Elderly Cardiac Patientsp. 453
Medical Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseasep. 473
Interventional Cardiologyp. 499
Surgery in the Agedp. 531
Cardiac Transplantation in Older Patients: Changing Perspectivesp. 555
Indexp. 563
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ISBN: 9780792318590
ISBN-10: 0792318595
Series: Forestry Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 578
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised