Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

  • Franz H. Messerli

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Mark Pecker, John H. Laragh
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jerome L. Fleg, Gary Gerstenblith, Edward G. Lakatta
    Pages 9-35
  4. Carl J. Lavie, Franz H. Messerli
    Pages 49-59
  5. Barry M. Massie, Christopher L. Wolfe, Barry L. Kramer
    Pages 61-83
  6. Franz H. Messerli
    Pages 85-107
  7. David J. Elizardi, Eric L. Michelson, Leonard S. Dreifus
    Pages 109-128
  8. Michael G. Ziegler, Richard R. Barager
    Pages 129-146
  9. David C. Booth, Anthony N. Demaria
    Pages 147-171
  10. Adam Schneeweiss
    Pages 173-185
  11. Noble O. Fowler
    Pages 187-196
  12. Donald J. Breslin, Nicholas P. Tsapatsaris
    Pages 225-261
  13. James A. Schoenberger
    Pages 281-289
  14. Lionel H. Opie, T. A. Mabin
    Pages 317-337
  15. John L. Ochsner, James R. Douglas Jr.
    Pages 339-358
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 359-376

About this book


By the time a man gets well into his seventies, his continued existence is a mere miracle. -Robert Louis Stevenson It hardly seems possible that a second edition is needed after the first has been in print for only three years. However, when I reflect on what has happened in geriatric cardiology during that short period, it becomes obvious why. First, cardiologists all over the globe have begun to realize that geriatric cardiology has evolved into a science and a clinical discipline of its own. Although some of us may consider such subspecialization unfortunate, it has become clear that a variety of cardiac disorders present with different symptoms and signs, require a different diagnostic and therapeutic approach, and have a different prognostic outlook in the elderly when compared to middle-aged patients. Since the aging segment of the population has increased dramatically over the past few decades, and continues to do so, specific age-related disorders are more frequently encountered by the practicing physician, be it by the general practitioner, by the internist, or by a cardiologist. Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly provides an up-to-date guide to help the physician deal with these problems, leading the way in what turns out to be an increasingly complex area. Second, I have been heartened by the warm reception of the first edition and by the excellent reviews that it got in the most prestigious medical journals.


cardiology cardiovascular heart disease vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz H. Messerli
    • 1
  1. 1.Alton Ochsner Medical FoundationNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9927-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-9925-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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