Use of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators Among Older Adults

This article provides an overview of ICD devices, including indications and complications, with a focus on the unique challenges associated with device usage in older adults.

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A frail 78-year-old man with a medical history significant for smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and peripheral vascular disease presented to the hospital with a chief concern of subacute, progressive dyspnea. This was preceded by weakness, anorexia, and weight loss. He did not...
September 18-21, 2013; Chicago, IL Clinical Practice Guidelines for Individualizing Behavioral Interventions in Long-Term Care Patients With Dementia
Roughly 11 million Americans aged 65 and older have diabetes mellitus, making this the largest age group in the United States with the disease. The prevalence of diabetes among older people is expected to increase further in coming years, and with it, the number of seniors at risk of serious...
Affiliations: 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, England; 2The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, England
This tip sheet was provided by the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging. Download the PDF above. 


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