Interventional Cardiology in the Elderly

  • Harald Rittger

About this book


This book provides an in-depth review of current practices in the treatment of elderly patients with coronary artery disease. It presents an update of existing literature, reflecting the current science of elderly patients with stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, and patients who go on to receive coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.

Evidence is often limited or non-existent in the elderly patient group. As such, the main challenge for further research is to define the role of geriatric preconditions and their impact on outcomes.  This book aims to clarify if existing cardiological outcome values such as mortality can be applied to elderly patients,  or if other values are more suitable parameters for measuring interventional success.

Interventional Cardiology in the Elderly discusses the epidemiological, pathophysiological and ethical aspects of each of these topics and is hence an essential resource for all practicing interventional cardiologists.


CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Coronary Interventions Geriatric PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Rittger
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitatsklinikum ErlangenErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21141-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21142-8
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