Harvard Heart Letter

What we need: geriatric cardiology

Most people with heart disease are older, take many medications, and have other medical problems. Yet cardiologists lack evidence on how best to treat these people, since most clinical trials exclude them. This creates uncertainty about the risks versus the benefits of treatments. The American College of Cardiology has organized a new Geriatric Cardiology Section to help cardiologists obtain the data they need to provide the best possible care for seniors.
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