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Aging, Heart Disease, and Its Management: Facts and Controversiesby Niloo M Edwards
Synopses & Reviews
As the "Baby Boom" generation joins the ranks of Americans already 65 or older (now 13% of the population), the need for physicians and gerontologists who understand cardiovascular disease in the elderly will become critical. In Aging, Heart Disease, and Its Management: Facts and Controversies, a panel of world renowned clinicians from the foremost academic institutions review the best therapies and surgical techniques available to provide quality care for the elderly cardiac patient, and highlight the controversial areas that require further research. Their survey details preventive therapies and the cardiovascular syndromes that disproportionately afflict the older individual, including arrhythmias (particularly atrial fibrillation), syncope, heart failure (particularly diastolic heart failure), and ischemic heart disease. They also delineate the surgical management of the heart patient, with discussions of postoperative management and its complications, and such specific operative procedures as coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery, pacemakers and defibrillators, and surgical management of heart failure. Additional chapters guide the clinician through the major nutritional, neurological, pharmacologic, psychiatric, ethical, and rehabilitation issues that contribute significantly to the quality of care of the elderly. Comprehensive and authoritative, Aging, Heart Disease, and Its Management: Facts and Controversies offers today's clinicians not only an up-to-date survey of the latest therapies and surgical techniques available for treating the special cardiovascular problems of the elderly, but also an examination of those areas of medical controversy in need of further investigation.
Book News Annotation:
Summarizes current information about cardiovascular medicine and cardiac surgery as it pertains to the elderly patient. Several of the 20 papers delineate age-related changes in the organ systems and how they impact on the manifestations and management of cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Other contributors discuss strategies for managing common geriatric cardiovascular syndromes, and for providing cardiac surgical care. Topics include nutritional needs, pharmacological management, psychiatric and ethical issues, risk factors, the diagnosis of syncope, ischemic heart disease, pacemakers, and valve surgery.
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Reviews the best therapies and surgical techniques available to provide quality care for the elderly cardiac patient and of those areas that require further research. The authors detail preventive therapies and the cardiovascular syndromes that disproportionately afflict the older individual, including arrhythmias (particularly atrial fibrillation), syncope, heart failure (particularly diastolic heart failure), and ischemic heart disease. They also delineate the surgical management of the heart patient with discussions of postoperative management and its complications and of specific surgical procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery, pacemaker and defibibrillators, and surgical management of heart failure.
Table of Contents
Part I. Epidemiology, Demographics, and Health Care Policy Demography and Epidemiology: An Examination of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly Rachel B. Wellner The Evolution of the American Health Care System S. Brent Ridge and Christine Cassel Part II. Fundamentals of Caring for the Elderly Nutritional Needs of the Elderly Ashley S. Im, Patrick Archdeacon, and David H. Chong Pharmacological Management of the Older Patient Rudina M. Odeh-Ramadan and Tami L. Remington Psychiatric Issues in the Care of the Elderly Cardiothoracic Surgery Patient Edward T. Kenny, Philip R. Muskin, and Peter A. Shapiro Neurological Aspects of Caring for the Aged Mitchell S. V. Elkind Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Older Patient Marjorie L. King Ethical Issues in the Elderly Kenneth M. Prager Part III. Cardiovascular Care for the Elderly Cardiovascular Changes with Aging Mathew S. Maurer and Myron L. Weisfeldt Risk Factors and the Prevention of Heart Disease Nanette K. Wenger Arrhythmias in the Elderly: With an Emphasis on Atrial Fibrillation James A. Reiffel Syncope in the Elderly Daniel M. Bloomfield and Chandra Kunavarapu Ischemic Heart Disease Susan J. Zieman, Steven P. Schulman, and Jerome L. Fleg Heart Failure: With an Emphasis on Diastolic Heart Failure Dalane W. Kitzman Part IV. Cardiac Surgical Care for the Elderly Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease in the Elderly Mauricio J. Garrido, Michael Argenziano, and Eric A. Rose Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure in the Elderly Aftab R. Kherani and Mehmet C. Oz Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillators Henry M. Spotnitz Postoperative Management of the Geriatric Patient Hugh R. Playford Incidence and Management of Complications of Surgical Treatment in the Elderly Eugene Kukuy and Niloo M. Edwards Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly Population Windsor Ting and Craig R. Smith Index
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