Prevalence and characteristics of cardiac problems of seniors in the third or fourth age

P. Cornette Published in the journal : December 2016 Category : Cardiology

Summary :

The common cardiovascular patient has now become older and more frail while suffering from multimorbidity. Such disease complexity requires different skills to be deployed by the cardiologist. Patient-centered care appears crucial and relies on a global assessment of patient health including frailty. The therapeutic objectives must be defined according to the patients’ priorities while maximizing their functioning and independence.