Clinical Insights: Geriatric Valvular Disease
Part of the Cardiology collection
Edited by Luc A Pierard
This book presents an overview of valvular disease in the elderly, a population that is often impeded by co-morbidities and where consensus on decision-making is difficult to reach. The seven chapters, authored by cardiovascular experts, provide a clear overview of clinical concerns in this expanding population. Issues addressed include etiology, molecular mechanisms, disease incidence and management, and the various aspects associated with clinical presentation, assessment, decision making and treatment. The book is of value to the multidisciplinary array of healthcare workers involved in treatment decisions for this group.