Heart failure in the elderly: A geriatric syndrome. Picture of the modern situation

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1031

Authors

  • Valentina Fagotto | valentina.fagotto@icloud.com University of Udine, Department of Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Italy.
  • Alessandro Cavarape University of Udine, Department of Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Italy.
  • Alessandro Boccanelli San Giovanni-Addolorata-Britannico Hospital, Department of Cardiocirculatory System, Italy.

Abstract

Among the older patients’ cohort, the aetiology of heart failure is peculiar and differs in many ways from the younger one, both in its epidemiology, diagnostic work-up and clinical presentation. Focusing on this population, we could assume that heart failure is a real geriatric syndrome, characterized by several features, which coexist with other comorbidities and require specific and targeted cares. It is therefore necessary to examine the global burden of heart failure and the patient’s history rather than the causal cardiomyopathy - frequently more than one in the elderly - facing with the condition, bearing in mind the quality of life even before its duration.

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Published
2019-04-12
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Cardiology - Original Articles
Keywords:
Heart failure, geriatrics, aetiology of heart failure, elderly
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How to Cite
Fagotto, Valentina, Alessandro Cavarape, and Alessandro Boccanelli. 2019. “Heart Failure in the Elderly: A Geriatric Syndrome. Picture of the Modern Situation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1031.