State of the science for care of older adults with heart disease

Christi Deaton, Jill A. Bennett, Barbara Riegel

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This article provided an overview of the current state of knowledge related to cardiovascular disease in elders. Some depth has been provided related to CHD and HF, two common diagnoses in older persons. The most striking finding is that although trials are increasingly including older cohorts of patients, research specifically testing known therapies in older patients is essential. In particular, research testing the safety, efficacy, and acceptability of therapies in the oldest old is greatly needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-528
Number of pages34
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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