Cardiovascular Screening and Primary Prevention in Older Adults

Ariela R. Orkaby, Michael W. Rich

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Abstract

Evidence for preventive screening and therapeutic intervention for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is limited for older adults. In this article, we review screening and prevention strategies, including lifestyle, modifiable risk factors, and medications, that may be considered in older adults, with a focus on those ≥75 years, accounting for age, frailty and functional status, medical conditions, and life expectancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-93
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Elderly
  • Hypertension
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Statins

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