Cardiac Management in the Frail Elderly Patient and the Oldest Old

  • Andrea Ungar
  • Niccolò Marchionni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Niccolò Marchionni, Alessandro Boccanelli
    Pages 1-8
  3. Francesca Tarantini, Claudia Di Serio, Luigi Ferrucci
    Pages 23-40
  4. Antonio Cherubini, Fabiana Mirella Trotta, Alessandra Marengoni
    Pages 41-58
  5. Nicola Ferrara, Graziamaria Corbi, Klara Komici, Giuseppe Rengo
    Pages 63-70
  6. Martina Rafanelli, Michele Brignole, Rose Anne Kenny
    Pages 71-86
  7. Enrico Mossello, Giovambattista Desideri, Andrea Ungar
    Pages 87-103
  8. Andreas W. Schoenenberger, Manuel Martínez-Sellés
    Pages 105-111
  9. Andrea Ungar, Marcello Amato, Alice Ceccofiglio
    Pages 113-127
  10. Alessandra Pratesi, Samuele Baldasseroni, Iacopo Olivotto
    Pages 129-147
  11. Stefano Fumagalli, Debbie Gabbai, Luigi Padeletti, Harry J. Crijns, Gregory Y. H. Lip
    Pages 149-163
  12. Leonardo Bolognese, Stefano Savonitto
    Pages 165-177

About this book


This book focuses specifically on the management of cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with particular frailties and in the “oldest old”. It is clearly explained how treatment in these patients differs from that in patients in their seventies who respond well to therapies and do not present frailties or organ failures. Although not young, the latter patients can be treated almost like any other patient, according to established guidelines. In contrast, the frail, compromised elderly and the oldest old require specific measures that target their needs, including with respect to underlying renal conditions. The book considers all those pathologies that have a high prevalence in the general population, explaining advanced treatment concepts and all aspects of assessment. Key clinical points are highlighted, and the text is supplemented with numerous informative figures and tables. The authors are respected experts, for the most part geriatric physicians, and the book is especially addressed to cardiologists, who may lack the described targeted information and treatment tools.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Ungar
    • 1
  • Niccolò Marchionni
    • 2
  1. 1.Hypertension Centre - Syncope UnitGeriatrics Intensive Care Unit University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria CareggiFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Professor of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics University of Florence DirectorCardiothoracovascular Department Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria CareggiFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43466-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43468-1
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