Developing New Standards for Elderly Cardiac Care

Changing the way medicine approaches a topic, especially a sensitive one like treating older patients is never easy. However, with more patients living well into their 70s and beyond it is becoming an increasingly important area of care.

Changing the way medicine approaches a topic, especially a sensitive one like treating older patients is never easy. However, with more patients living well into their 70s and beyond it is becoming an increasingly important area of care.

Daniel Forman, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discussed what is involved in developing these new standards during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in Boston. Forman said that part of the solution involves not only finding ways to treat conditions, but also finding treatments that will result in the best quality of life for patients in their older years.