Arrhythmias in Patients ≥80 Years of Age: Pathophysiology, Management, and Outcomes.

  title={Arrhythmias in Patients ≥80 Years of Age: Pathophysiology, Management, and Outcomes.},
  author={Anne B Curtis and Roshan Karki and Alexander Hattoum and Umesh C. Sharma},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={71 18},
Advances in medical care have led to an increase in the number of octogenarians and even older patients, forming an important and unique patient subgroup. It is clear that advancing age is an independent risk factor for the development of most arrhythmias, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. Patients ≥80 years of age have significant structural and electrical remodeling of cardiac tissue; accrue competing comorbidities; react differently to drug therapy; and may experience falls… CONTINUE READING
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