Heart failure in elderly patients: distinctive features and unresolved issues.

@article{Lazzarini2013HeartFI,
  title={Heart failure in elderly patients: distinctive features and unresolved issues.},
  author={Valentina Lazzarini and Robert J. Mentz and Mona Fiuzat and Marco Metra and Christopher M. O'Connor},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={717-23}
}
The prevalence of heart failure (HF) increases with age. While clinical trials suggest that contemporary evidence-based HF therapies have reduced morbidity and mortality, these trials largely excluded the elderly. Questions remain regarding the clinical characteristics of elderly HF patients and the impact of contemporary therapies on their outcomes. This review presents the epidemiology of HF in the elderly and summarizes the data on the pathophysiology of the ageing heart. The clinical… CONTINUE READING

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