Atrial septal defect is the most common congenital cardiac defect permitting survival to old age. In this issue, Drs. Prewitt, Kleiger, and Rich review the clinical course and management of atrial septal defect in the elderly. Dr. Rich then discusses the recently published Swedish Trial in Old Patients with Hypertension and two reports from the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation study describing clinical and echocardiographic predictors of thromboembolic events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. This is followed by an annotated bibliography of recent literature relevant to cardiovascular disease in the elderly, and a report from the Council on Geriatric Cardiology.
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|