Cardiology in Old Age

  • F. I. Caird
  • J. L. C. Dall
  • R. D. Kennedy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. F. I. Caird, R. D. Kennedy
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ariela Pomerance
    Pages 11-55
  4. M. J. Davies
    Pages 57-80
  5. Tore Strandell
    Pages 81-100
  6. R. H. Johnson
    Pages 101-126
  7. R. D. Kennedy
    Pages 177-191
  8. T. Hanley
    Pages 209-230
  9. F. I. Caird
    Pages 231-247
  10. John Wedgwood
    Pages 249-265
  11. J. L. C. Dall
    Pages 267-277
  12. J. L. C. Dall
    Pages 279-286
  13. J. L. C. Dall, F. I. Caird
    Pages 287-295
  14. T. Semple, B. O. Williams
    Pages 297-313
  15. Raymond Harris
    Pages 315-346
  16. Harold Siddons
    Pages 347-367
  17. Albert Starr, Robert Lawson
    Pages 369-396
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 397-412

About this book


As longevity increases, the scope of cardiac disorders extends more widely in the sixth decade and onward into the seventh and subse­ quent decades. For example, as a result of effective cardiac surgery in childhood, congential heart disease is now found with increasing frequency in adults and not exceptionally in persons over 65 years of age. The frequency of aortic valve replacement for calcific congenital valve stenosis in subjects around 70 years of age illustrates the intrusion of congenital heart disease into the older age range. Thus, the publica­ tion of Cardiology in Old Age will be especially welcome at this time. The Editors have assembled a formidable galaxy of experts to present the special problems of epidemiology, pathology, cardiovascu­ lar physiology and function, and of specific cardiac disorders in the elderly. The chapter on cardiac surgery is particularly appropriate to many current problems. The whole subject must be of growing concern to all clinicians and health workers who have increasingly to deal with older patients who have cardiovascular disorders. Knowledge of the effects of aging on the cardiovascular system is therefore of great interest and the information given in this book undoubtedly will be of value to general physicians and cardiologists, who may be expected in the future to work more closely with geriatricians in the care of the elderly. Continuing research into the problems of aging is clearly also of great importance especially in the field of cardiovascular medicine.


cardiology cardiovascular cardiovascular system congenital heart disease heart heart disease physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • F. I. Caird
    • 1
  • J. L. C. Dall
    • 2
  • R. D. Kennedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Southern General HospitalGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Victoria InfirmaryGlasgowScotland
  3. 3.Stobhill HospitalGlasgowScotland

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