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Scientific statement addresses knowledge gaps in CV care of older adults

April 28, 2016

In a recent scientific statement, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Geriatrics Society called for a multitude of large population-based studies and clinical trials to address knowledge gaps in CV care of older adults.

“Despite the high prevalence, morbidity and mortality of CVD in older adults, most randomized clinical trials have either explicitly excluded older adults or have enrolled only relatively healthy older patients with few comorbidities or functional impairments,” Michael W. Rich, MD, FAHA, FACC, professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and chair of the advisory committee, and colleagues wrote. “As a result, the generalizability of the results of most major clinical trials to older patients, especially those older than 75 years of age with multi-morbidity, is uncertain.”

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Plaque composition, morphology does not differ by sex in patients with stable CAD

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Scientific statement addresses knowledge gaps in CV care of older adults

April 28, 2016
In a recent scientific statement, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Geriatrics Society called for a…
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Plaque composition, morphology does not differ by sex in patients with stable CAD

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CHICAGO — Except for a greater plaque burden in men, women and men with stable CAD have similar plaque morphology and composition, according to…
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Patients with MI may be undertreated for depression

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Patients with MI are more depressed but often receive less antidepressants than patients who did not have MI, according to new data presented at…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses results from HOPE-3 trial

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CHICAGO — In this video exclusive, George Bakris, MD, offers insight on the HOPE-3 study, a large international trial that evaluated the…
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