Cardio-Cerebrovascular Most Recent
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
I had to acknowledge a few truths: cardiology is more popular than geriatrics, older patients have a high burden of CVS disease and need cardiologists, and most cardiologists see large numbers of older adults.
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Cardiovascular Protection: Indication, Duration, and Other Considerations
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) with acetylsalicylic acid and a thienopyridine agent (clopidogrel) as secondary prevention for patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease has been proven effective in those with unstable angina or acute coronary syndromes and following a percutaneous coronary intervention.
Chronic angina is a common problem among older adults. The burden of coronary heart disease in patients over age 75 is high.
The increasing average age of natural survival and effective therapies for many previously fatal illnesses have increased the older adult population.