Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient Expanded from 'Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fifth Edition'

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Written by leading experts in the field, Cardiovascular Diseases and Health in the Older Patient covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Based on and expanded from the cardiovascular section in Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fifth Edition, this book provides authoritative, practical information on one of the major diseases of old age. An excellent reference for clinical and pre-clinical levels, it's a must-have resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Author Biography

David Stott is Cargill Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Chair, Health Services Research Committee, CSO, Scottish Executive, from December 2007.  Systematic Reviews Editor and Member of the Editorial Board for Age and Ageing, 1998 to present. Subeditor for Geriatric Medicine British Medical Bulletin, August 2004 to present. International Advisor, Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, August 2006 to present.

Gordon D.O. Lowe is Emeritus Professor (formerly Professor of Vascular Medicine) at the University of Glasgow; Director, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory and Co-Director, West of Scotland Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre. He has developed a major research programme including clinical trials, and analyses in epidemiological studies of the contributions of haemostatic, thrombotic and haemorheological factors to vascular diseases.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, ix

Introduction, xi

1 Epidemiology of Heart Disease, 1
Ahmed H. Abdelhafiz

2 Cardiac Ageing and Systemic Disorders, 29
David J. Stott and Terence J. Quinn

3 Hypertension, 44
Anthony S. Wierzbicki and Adie Viljoen

4 Lipid Management, 68
Adie Viljoen and Anthony S. Wierzbicki

5 Arrhythmias, 90
Abhay Bajpai and A. John Camm

6 Hypotension, 135
Suraj Alakkassery

7 Ischaemic Heart Disease, 152
Wilbert S. Aronow

8 Heart Failure, 172
Michael W. Rich

9 Cardiac Surgery, 202
Ulrich O. von Oppell and Adam Szafranek

10 Cardiac Rehabilitation, 234
Niccol`o Marchionni, Francesco Fattirolli, Francesco Orso, Marco Baccini, Lucio A. Rinaldi and Giulio Masotti

11 Acute Stroke Care and Management of Carotid Artery Stenosis, 261
David Doig and Martin M. Brown

12 Stroke Rehabilitation, 299
Lalit Kalra

13 Communication Disorders and Dysphagia, 329
Pamela M. Enderby

14 Peripheral Arterial Disease, 345
Leocadio Rodr´?guez-Ma ˜ nas, Marta Castro Rodr´?guez and Cristina Alonso Bouz´on

15 Venous Thromboembolism, 366
Gordon D.O. Lowe

16 Planning Cardiovascular Investigations and Management of Older People, 376
Jennifer K. Harrison, Terence J. Quinn and David J. Stott

Index, 395

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