Archive for May, 2012

Prevention and Risk Factors for CVD in the Older Adult

In, “Prevention in the Older Adult: Good Clinical Care or Oxymoron?“, Dr Dan Forman, argued that we must do more to meet the challenges of care for older adults and that there are definite gains to be had in outcomes via prevention – at virtually any age…

Chair of the ACC’s Council for the Care of Older Adults and professor of medicine at Brigham Womens/Harvard Medical School, Dr Forman presented on Risk Factors and Prevention in Older Adults with Cardiovascular disease.

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Prevention in the Older Adult: Good Clinical Care or OXYMORON?

Suggested Reading:

Cardiac Care for Older Adults -Time for a New Paradigm
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Survival in Older Coronary Patients
Use of Cardiac Rehabilitation by Medicare Beneficiaries after Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Bypass Surgery
Effects of Physical Activity on Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Outcomes in Older Adults
Cardiac Rehabilitation for Women across the Lifespan
Cardiac Rehabilitation for Elderly Cardiac Patients -CHAPTER

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the relevance of exercise capacity and the value of exercise training on optimizing health and function.
• Recognize the importance of preventive CV care for older adults.
• Understand the relationship between risk factors and CVD across the human lifespan.
• To demonstrate the need for an improved strategy for exercise mode and intensity. To clarify need for improved exercise training endpoints. To clarify need for improved risk prediction among older adults.