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