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Cardiovascular Syndromes in Older Adults

Dr. Mat Maurer, GNYGCC Founder, experienced researcher, clinician and educator explained the value of delineating the work of both Geriatrics and Cardiology in terms of syndromes, rather than disease.  He further elucidated the significant impact of syndromes on outcomes and the greater predictive value of these in respect to clinical markers.

View Dr Maurer’s lecture at:
Cardiovascular Syndromes in the Older Adult



See the complete slide set at:
Cardiovascular Syndromes in Older Adults’

Suggested Readings:

Geriatric Syndromes: Clinical, Research and Policy Implications of a Core Geriatric Concept

Prevalence of geriatric syndromes and impact on clinical and functional outcomes in older patients with acute cardiac diseases

Self-Reported Lack of Energy (Anergia) Among Elders in a Multiethnic Community

Combined Impact of Geriatric Syndromes and Cardiometabolic disesase on Measures of Functional Impairment

Seminar Objectives:

Upon completion of this module, the reader will be able to:

  1. Enumerate criteria for defining “geriatric syndromes”
  2. Understand the added value added in moving away from a “disease based model” to a more complex paradigm involving syndromes.
  3. Delineate common “geriatric cardiovascular syndromes”.
  4. Identify shared risk factors among “geriatric syndromes”
  5. Highlight the prevalence of “geriatric syndromes” in older adults with cardiovascular disease and their independent association with outcomes.
  6. List obstacles to geriatric assessment not being part of routine clinical care for older adults with cardiovascular disease.