How to Prevent Heart Disease in Elderly
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Some of them you cannot control, but there are many that you can control. Learning about them can lower your risk of heart disease.
Patient-centered goals of care such as maintenance of independence and reduction of symptoms may be preferred over increased longevity. New less-invasive treatments are likely to improve outcomes in elderly patients who previously have been considered at prohibitive risk for traditional procedures. Clinical trials enrolling elderly patients are limited and recommendations for management from younger patients frequently lack evidence-based support in patients aged >75 years.
While many older adults remain independent, your ability to do moderate to strenuous activity declines unless you take action to preserve it. If you or a loved one is an older adult, use this condition center to learn what you can do to become empowered and be an advocate for your health.
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