Improved Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Older Adults.

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Journal Article (Review)

Longevity is increasing and the population of older adults is growing. The biology of aging is conducive to cardiovascular disease (CVD), such that prevalence of coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia and other disorders are increasing as more adults survive into old age.  Furthermore, CVD in older adults is distinctive, with management issues predictably complicated by multimorbidity, polypharmacy, frailty and other complexities of care that increase management risks (e.g., bleeding, falls, and rehospitalization) and uncertainty of outcomes.  In this review, state-of-the-art advances in heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, atrial fibrillation, amyloidosis, and CVD prevention are discussed.  Conceptual benefits of treatments are considered in relation to the challenges and ambiguities inherent in their application to older patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Forman, DE; Alexander, K; Brindis, RG; Curtis, AB; Maurer, M; Rich, MW; Sperling, L; Wenger, NK

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

PubMed ID

  • 26918183

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26918183

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2046-1402

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.12688/f1000research.7088.1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England