Dr. Rich discusses the nonpharmacologic aspects of the management of congestive heart failure in the elderly. Nonpharmacologic factors frequently play a prominent role in precipitating congestive heart failure exacerbations. Diet, medications, activities, and social and educational factors are discussed. The importance of these factors should not be overlooked in developing a comprehensive management plan for the elderly congestive heart failure patient. Dr. Rich then discusses three reports from the recent literature, including two studies on dobutamine stress echocardiography and one on angina and persistent exercise thallium defects. This is followed by an annotated bibliography of the recent literature on cardiovascular disease in the elderly, a report from the Council on Geriatric Cardiology, and a calendar of important upcoming events.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|