Cardiovascular Health In an Aging Population

Thanks to modern science people are living longer than they ever have before. While that is a positive in many ways it is also presenting new challenges to healthcare professionals in a variety of fields.

Thanks to modern science people are living longer than they ever have before. While that is a positive in many ways it is also presenting new challenges to healthcare professionals in a variety of fields.

Daniel Forman, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discussed some of the issues on this topic during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. Forman said since 1900 the expected lifespan has grown more than 30 years with people "inherently predisposed to cardiac disease." As a result, he said, a new approach needs to be taken to treating these elderly and aging patients.