Irene D. Turpie MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPC (auth.), Irene D.'s Aging Issues in Cardiology PDF

By Irene D. Turpie MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPC (auth.), Irene D. Turpie, George A. Heckman (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1441988653

ISBN-13: 9781441988652

ISBN-10: 1461346967

ISBN-13: 9781461346968

Aging matters in Cardiology offers an outline of the sensible medical parts serious about dealing with heart problems within the aged. This quantity might be worthy to any doctor dealing with the cardiovascular healthiness of aged participants.
Topics coated contain:

-Delirium in aged Cardiac Patients,
-Depression,
- Pharmacologic concerns,
- basic Prevention,
- Syncope,
- center Failure,
- Coronary Revascularization.

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Current evidence strongly links the coexistence of these two disorders to an increase in morbidity and mortality . Depression and Acute Coronary Syndromes Numerous studies have described an increased prevalence of depressive symptoms in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) that is independent 29 of the extent of cardiac disease . 9%, between 34 and 45% of patients hospitalized following AMI are affected by some degree of depression .

Results showed that significant depressive scores on the HADS were associated with higher mortality rates. A recent systematic quantitative review concluded that depressive symptoms entail a significant independent risk for the onset of symptomatic CAD, higher than that conferred by passive smoking and perhaps even hypertension . There is considerable evidence that major depression has negative effects on the prognosis of cardiac patients and is associated with accelerated CAD development and incident cardiac events .

Recent studies have demonstrated that 34 emotional distress (anxiety in combination with depression) and depression are strong predictors of poor quality of life among AMI survivors . WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Depression is one of the most common and treatable of all illnesses that affect the brain. It is a serious public health problem that is usually associated with substantial symptom severity and role impairment, and can be life threatening if unrecognized and untreated .

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