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Written via major specialists within the box, Cardiovascular illnesses and overall healthiness within the Older sufferer covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and administration of heart problems within the older sufferer. in accordance with and increased from the cardiovascular part in Pathy's ideas and perform of Geriatric Medicine, 5th version, this publication presents authoritative, sensible info on one of many significant ailments of previous age. a very good reference for scientific and pre-clinical degrees, it is a must-have source for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, in addition to cardiac expert nurses and complicated perform nurses.

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This will have clinical implications in treating malnutrition and avoiding weight loss in this group of patients with promotion of physical activity. Once heart disease is established it is likely to be associated with both physical and cognitive dysfunction and a high risk of institutionalization. Targeted care for older patients with heart disease that is multidisciplinary in nature with a focus on the whole person and outcomes relevant to them, such as quality of life, is needed. Key points ● ● ● ● Epidemiology of heart disease is shifting from middle-aged men to elderly women.

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However, severe left ventricular dysfunction affects <30% of all SCD cases in the community. 50). 5 25 Summary–Rhythm disorders Epidemiological features ● AF is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. ● Hypertension is the most important risk factor for AF. ● AF affects 10% of people >80 and 20% of people ≥90 years. 5 times more common in men than in women. ● It increases risk of thromboembolic stroke by 5 times, heart failure by 2–7 times, and mortality by 2 times. ● As a result of increasing age and improved survival in patients with hypertension, an increase in prevalence of AF is expected.

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