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By Irene D. Turpie MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPC (auth.), Irene D. Turpie, George A. Heckman (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1441988653

ISBN-13: 9781441988652

ISBN-10: 1461346967

ISBN-13: 9781461346968

Aging matters in Cardiology offers an summary of the sensible scientific components serious about handling heart problems within the aged. This quantity may be worthwhile to any surgeon handling the cardiovascular well-being of aged contributors.
Topics lined contain:

-Delirium in aged Cardiac Patients,
-Depression,
- Pharmacologic matters,
- basic Prevention,
- Syncope,
- center Failure,
- Coronary Revascularization.

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6% and 28% of patients in the usual care and intervention groups, respectively, were receiving antidepressants. 87). Additionally, the study demonstrates that psychologists, psychiatrists, and cardiologists can successfully collaborate to implement complex intervention protocols with large numbers of patients from multiple sites . Larger studies are required to document whether antidepressants can improve the prognosis among high-risk depressed cardiac patients . A multicentre randomized trial of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and citalopram for depression in CAD is currently underway .

Strategies to reduce the incidence of delirium among hospitalised patients have been proven effective in clinical trials. Given the challenges involved in treating delirious patients and the growing evidence of prolonged residual cognitive effects, such protocols should be implemented more systematically than they are. A dedicated and concerted effort to disseminate knowledge of these protocols, and facilitate systemic change in the care of hospitalised elderly patients is now required. 23 REFERENCES I.

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