Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in older adults: a status report.


Journal Article (Review)

This article reviews cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in older patients, highlighting results from recent clinical studies related to primary and secondary prevention. Many of these studies demonstrated greater absolute reductions in major cardiovascular events among older, higher-risk populations compared with younger patients. Guideline recommendations for CVD risk factor modification are also reviewed with emphasis on issues pertaining to the older adult population.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kriekard, P; Gharacholou, SM; Peterson, ED

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 745 - x

PubMed ID

  • 19944271

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19944271

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2009.07.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States