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Hypotensive Syndromes in Geriatric Patients

Editors: Alagiakrishnan, Kannayiram, Banach, Maciej (Eds.)

  • The first book to offer guidelines on diagnosis and management of hypotensive syndromes in aging patients
  • Discusses hypotensive syndromes in relation to other common comorbidities
  • Written by experts in the field
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  • à paraître: 26 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30332-7
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Softcover 89,66 €
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  • à paraître: 26 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30331-0
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About this book

As the Baby Boomers age, concerns over healthcare systems abilities to accommodate geriatric patients grow increasingly challenging. The increased life expectancy of the population since the early 1900s had been built on the improvement of living conditions, diet, public health and advancement in medical care. With this we have seen a steady decline in the age-specific prevalence of vascular and heart diseases, stroke and even dementia.

In addition, societies worldwide struggle to develop a large enough workforce to treat aging patients, which forces geriatric patients to rely on physicians in a wide array of specialties that are often not trained for their demographic. These trends have created a tremendous need for trustworthy resources, yet with regard to hypotensive syndromes, nothing of this nature exists.

Hypotensive syndromes represent a heterogenous group of disease states. Hypotensive syndromes are characterized by low blood pressure following postural changes, meals and neck turning. These are common conditions seen in the elderly and could be due to blood pressure dysregulation. These syndromes frequently cause dizziness, syncope and falls in the elderly as well as a resultant decrease in function, and they are frequently mistaken for other conditions. This is especially true among physicians who are not trained to consider the unique needs of an aging patient.

The proposed book is designed to present a comprehensive approach to the management of hypotensive syndromes in the elderly. Currently there are no guidelines or good resource to guide about these conditions. This book will also discuss the challenges of diagnosis and management of these conditions. The text introduces the concepts to set a clear foundation before covering the syndromes as they present in other comorbidities, including diabetes, heart failure, and a wide array of serious conditions that are common in older patients. As the Baby Boomers continue to age, this text will prove a vital resource for a wide array of specialties that will be increasingly critical to meeting their needs.


About the authors

Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine,

Division of Geriatric Medicine

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada


Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MPH is a professor of medicine at the University of Alberta. He specializes in both geriatric medicine and neurology and has written many articles in both areas. He has done extensive work relating common medical conditions as they relate to psychiatric and neurological comorbidities and is very interested in medical education and training for the geriatric workforce, both at the student and professional level.

Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 26 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30332-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 89,66 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 26 janvier 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30331-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hypotensive Syndromes in Geriatric Patients
Editors
  • Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan
  • Maciej Banach
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30332-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30332-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-30331-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 203
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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