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5th Edition

Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

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ISBN 9781842145432
Published September 4, 2013 by CRC Press
800 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With advances and breakthroughs in modern medicine that are allowing people to live longer, the number of older adults will continue to grow exponentially over the next several decades. Cardiologists, geriatricians, and other clinicians caring for the elderly will require—at the very least—a basic understanding of cardiovascular disorders that commonly affect the older patient. In the fifth edition of Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, each chapter has been thoroughly updated to provide a comprehensive, yet accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older adults.

The book spans topics such as aging changes in the cardiovascular system, risk factors and epidemiology for coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and heart failure, arrhythmias, cerebrovascular disease, and other miscellaneous subjects. The contributors supply evidence-based recommendations with strong emphasis on new research findings.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Numerous chapters comprehensively revised with new authors and/or co-authors
  • Summaries at the beginning of each chapter to facilitate easy reading
  • Discussion of the use of new antithrombotic agents in older adults
  • Important references in the bibliography highlighted for simplified access

With contributions from recognized experts in the field, this classic work continues to serve as the premier source on the evaluation and management of cardiovascular disorders in older adults.

Table of Contents

Aging Changes in the Cardiovascular System

Age-Associated Changes in the Cardiovascular System; Jerome L. Fleg

Morphologic Features and Pathology of the Elderly Heart; Atsuko Seki, Gregory A. Fishbein, and Michael C. Fishbein

Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly; William H. Frishman, Wilbert S. Aronow, and Angela Cheng-Lai

Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Epidemiology

Systemic Hypertension in the Elderly; William H. Frishman and Wilbert S. Aronow

Disorders of Lipid Metabolism; Seth S. Martin and Roger S. Blumenthal

Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly; Mark D. Corriere, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, and Samuel C. Durso

Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly; Nathan D. Wong, David M. Tehrani, and Stanley S. Franklin

Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow and Jerome L. Fleg

Angina Pectoris in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow and William H. Frishman

Therapy of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Michael W. Rich and Wilbert S. Aronow

Management of the Older Patient after Myocardial Infarction; Wilbert S. Aronow

Surgical Management of Coronary Artery Disease; Melissa M. Anastacio and Jennifer S. Lawton

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Elderly; Andrew Cassar and David R. Holmes Jr.

Exercise Training and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Older Cardiac Patients; Philip A. Ades

Valvular Heart Disease

Aortic Valve Disease in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow

Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis, and Mitral; Annular Calcification in the Elderly

Melvin D. Cheitlin and Wilbert S. Aronow

Infective Endocarditis in Older Adults; Hendren Bajillan and Kevin P. High

Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure

Cardiomyopathies in the Elderly; John Arthur McClung and Wilbert S. Aronow

Thyroid Heart Disease in the Elderly; Myron Miller and Steven R. Gambert

Heart Failure in Older Adults; Ali Ahmed and Jerome L. Fleg

Arrhythmias in the Elderly

Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow, Maciej Banach, and Ali Ahmed

Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow

Bradyarrhythmias and Cardiac Pacemakers in the Elderly; Fernando Tondato and Win-Kuang Shen

Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly Patient; Jesse Weinberger

Evaluation and Management of Syncope in the Elderly Patient; Rose S. Cohen and Mathew S. Maurer

Miscellaneous Topics

Pericardial Disease in the Elderly; Lovely Chhabra and David H. Spodick

Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Older Adults; Marina Shcherba, Henny H. Billett, and Laurie G. Jacobs

Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Elderly; Wilbert S. Aronow

Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Treatment of Elderly Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery; Vikram Prasanna, Andrew J. Litwack, And Lee A. Fleisher

Disability and Frailty in Older Patients with Cardiovascular Disease; John E. Morley and Michael W. Rich

Ethical Decisions and End-Of-Life Care in Older Patients; with Cardiovascular Disease

Craig Tanner and Sarah Goodlin


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Wilbert S. Aronow received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He has edited or co-edited 11 books and authored or co-authored 1,290 papers. From 2001 to 2012, he has received yearly outstanding teacher and researcher awards from the medical residents and the cardiology fellows at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. He has received awards from the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the Gerontological Society of America, New York Medical College, and the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to clinical research and a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology. Dr. Aronow is Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He has been a member of 78 editorial boards, an associate editor for 11 medical journals, and a guest editor for 6 other medical journals.

Jerome L. Fleg received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles and more than 100 book chapters and reviews 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.

Michael W. Rich received his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, and he has published over 250 journal articles and more than 50 books and book chapters. Dr. Rich is an associate editor for the American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


"This thorough guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in the elderly covers a wide range of topics, each in sufficient detail and with supporting references … Each chapter begins with a summary that gives a quick overview of what will be discussed … For the many clinicians taking care of an ever-aging population, this book is a great resource."
—Bruce Wilson, MD, MSPH, Ochsner Clinic Foundation for Doody's Review Service