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Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

Sixth Edition, 6th Edition

Edited by Wilbert S. Aronow, Jerome L. Fleg, Michael W. Rich

CRC Press

648 pages | 23 Color Illus. | 31 B/W Illus.

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With an exponential growth in the number of older adults, understanding the common disorders of the elderly patient requiring cardiac care is becoming increasingly important. Incorporating recent advances in the field, Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly 6th Edition has been completely revised and updated to provide cardiologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians and other clinicians caring for the elderly a comprehensive and accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older patients.


"The authors have done a superb job of compiling data from the latest research articles and guidelines on management of each disease process. This book is easy to understand and has supporting illustrations that facilitate conceptualization for all healthcare professionals."

Azfar B Sheikh, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

Table of Contents





1. Cardiovascular changes with aging

Jerome L. Fleg

2. Morphologic features and pathology of the elderly heart

Atsuko Seki, Gregory A. Fishbein, and Michael C. Fishbein

3. General principles on caring for older adults

Dae Hyun Kim and Sandra M. Shi

4. Cardiovascular drug therapy in the elderly

William H. Frishman, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Angela Cheng-Lai

5. Systemic hypertension in the elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow and William H. Frishman

6. Disorders of lipid metabolism

Mays T. Ali and Seth S. Martin

7. Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in the elderly

Samuel C. Durso

8. Epidemiology and prevention of coronary heart disease in older adults

Nathan D. Wong, David Tehrani, and Stanley S. Franklin

9. Diagnosis of coronary heart disease in the elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow and Jerome L. Fleg

10. Angina pectoris in the elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow and William H. Frishman

11. Therapy of acute myocardial infarction

Joshua M. Stolker and Michael W. Rich

12. Management of the older patient after myocardial infarction

Howard A. Cooper, Julio A. Panza, and Wilbert S. Aronow

13. Surgical management of coronary artery disease

Melissa M. Anastacio, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, and Jennifer S. Lawton

14. Percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly

Kashish Goel and David R. Holmes

15. Exercise training and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation in older cardiac patients

Daniel E. Forman

16. Aortic valve disease in the elderly

Madhur A. Roberts, Ryan K. Kaple, and Wilbert S. Aronow

17. Mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and mitral annular calcification in the elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow

18. Infective endocarditis in older adults

Sairia Dass and Lona Mody

19. Cardiomyopathies in the elderly

John Arthur McClung, Srihari S. Naidu, and Wilbert S. Aronow

20. Thyroid heart disease in the elderly

Myron Miller and Steven R. Gambert

21. Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in older adults

Ali Ahmed and Jerome L. Fleg

22. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in older adults

Bharathi Upadhya and Dalane W. Kitzman

23. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in the elderly

Jason T. Jacobson, Sei Iwai, Ali Ahmed, and Wilbert S. Aronow

24. Ventricular arrhythmias in the elderly

Jason T. Jacobson, Sei Iwai, and Wilbert S. Aronow

25. Bradyarrhythmias and cardiac pacemakers in the elderly

Naktal Hamoud, Fernando Tondato, and Win-Kuang Shen

26. Cerebrovascular disease in the elderly patient

Laura Stein and Jesse Weinberger

27. Evaluation and management of syncope and related disorders in the elderly

Andrea Ungar, Martina Rafanelli, and Michele Brignole

28. Pericardial disease in the elderly

Massimo Imazio

29. Venous thromboembolic disease in older adults

Laurie G. Jacobs, Justin B. Kaplan, and Ruchi Jain

30. Management of peripheral arterial disease in the elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow

31. Perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and treatment of elderly patients undergoing noncardiac surgery

Dipika Gopal, Monika Sanghavi, and Lee A. Fleisher

32. Ethical decisions and end-of-life care in older patients with cardiovascular disease

Esther S. Pak, James N. Kirkpatrick, Craig Tanner, and Sarah J. Goodlin


About the Editors

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiology Research at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He has edited 16 books; has authored or coauthored 1,657 papers or book chapters, 518 commentaries, 47 Letters to the Editor, and 1,102 abstracts; and has presented or copresented 1,473 talks at meetings. Dr. Aronow is a Fellow of the ACC, the AHA, the ACP, ACCP, the ASPC, the AGS (Founding Fellow of Western Section), and the GSA. He also received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology. He has been a member of 172 editorial boards of medical journals. He has received numerous teaching and research awards. He has been a member of four national guidelines committees, including being a coauthor of the 2010 American Medical Director Association guidelines for heart failure, a co-chair of the 2011 ACC/AHA expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly, a coauthor of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH scientific statement on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease, and a coauthor of the 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in adults.

Jerome L. Fleg, MD, FACC, FAHA is a Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland and Guest Researcher, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Fleg received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, reviews, and editorials related to cardiovascular aging and disease. He serves on multiple journal editorial boards and is an associate editor for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and Aging: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Michael W. Rich, MD, FACC, FAHA, AGSF is Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and Director, Cardiac Rapid Evaluation Unit, Barnes·Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Rich received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. He has published over 300 journal articles and more than 70 books and book chapters. Dr. Rich is Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Cardiac Failure, Associate Editor for The American Journal of Medicine, and Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Geriatrics