Medical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

  • Lionel H. Opie
  • T. A. Mabin
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)


Elderly patients constitute a group in whom diseases are “creeping up.” These diseases may not be cardiovascular but influence the general level of activity of the patient and the general feeling of health or ill-health. Therefore, the patient may apparently present with a cardiovascular problem when the real diagnosis lies elsewhere.


Mitral Valve Aortic Stenosis Infective Endocarditis Transient Ischemic Attack Systolic Hypertension 


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  • Lionel H. Opie
  • T. A. Mabin

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