[Chronic heart failure in the elderly patient].

  title={[Chronic heart failure in the elderly patient].},
  author={David Chivite and Jhonatan Franco and Francesc Formiga},
  journal={Revista espanola de geriatria y gerontologia},
  volume={50 5},
The prevalence and incidence of heart failure (HF) is increasing, especially in the elderly population, and is becoming a major geriatric problem. Elderly patients with HF usually show etiopathogenic, epidemiological, and even clinical characteristics significantly different from those present in younger patients. Their treatment, however, derives from clinical trials performed with only a few elderly subjects. Moreover, beyond the cardiovascular disease itself, it is essential to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING