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Cardiac Management in the Frail Elderly Patient and the Oldest Old

Editors: Ungar, Andrea, Marchionni, Niccolò (Eds.)

  • Explains advanced treatment concepts in geriatric cardiology relevant to patients with particular frailties and the oldest old
  • Focuses on diseases with a high prevalence in the general population
  • Highlights key clinical points
  • Includes numerous figures and tables 
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About this book

This book focuses specifically on the management of cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with particular frailties and in the “oldest old”. It is clearly explained how treatment in these patients differs from that in patients in their seventies who respond well to therapies and do not present frailties or organ failures. Although not young, the latter patients can be treated almost like any other patient, according to established guidelines. In contrast, the frail, compromised elderly and the oldest old require specific measures that target their needs, including with respect to underlying renal conditions. The book considers all those pathologies that have a high prevalence in the general population, explaining advanced treatment concepts and all aspects of assessment. Key clinical points are highlighted, and the text is supplemented with numerous informative figures and tables. The authors are respected experts, for the most part geriatric physicians, and the book is especially addressed to cardiologists, who may lack the described targeted information and treatment tools.

About the authors

Andrea Ungar, MD, PhD, FESCDepartment of geriatrics and medicineCareggi Hospital and university of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
Niccolò MarchionniUniversity of Florence and CareggiDepartment of Clinical and ExperimeFlorenceItaly

Reviews

“This is a good collection of evidence‐based practices in geriatric cardiology that provides guidance for appropriate decision making in the treatment of cardiovascular comorbidities in frail elderly geriatric patients based on the experience of professional geriatricians and cardiologists. … The audience is internists treating patients with common cardiovascular conditions, but it also would be useful for recent cardiology graduates.” (Ravi Prasad Avati Nanjundappa, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2017)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Specificity of Geriatric Cardiology

    Marchionni, Niccolò (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Cardiovascular Disease in the Oldest Old: A Geriatric Epidemiology Perspective

    Bari, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Aging

    Tarantini, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Frailty and Heart Disease

    Cherubini, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Evidence-Based Versus Evidence-Biased Medicine in Geriatric Cardiology: From Trials to Real World

    Monami, Matteo, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 59-62

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43468-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43466-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82833-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cardiac Management in the Frail Elderly Patient and the Oldest Old
Editors
  • Andrea Ungar
  • Niccolò Marchionni
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43468-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43468-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43466-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82833-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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