Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly

Wilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman, Angela Cheng-Lai

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Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases of various etiologies are most prevalent in the elderly, and there are many pharmacologic issues that need to be considered when prescribing drug therapies to this population. Aging itself alters the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of many drugs. Certain drugs, such as digoxin, lidocaine, and warfarin, need to be used with great caution in older patients because of a greater potential for drug toxicity. Elderly patients often are prescribed multiple drugs for different conditions, making them susceptible to major drug-drug interactions. Recommendations are provided to help ensure safe prescribing practices of cardiac drugs in older patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-167
Number of pages17
JournalHeart Disease
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000

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Cardiovascular Agents
Drug Therapy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Digoxin
Warfarin
Lidocaine
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Cardiovascular Diseases
Population

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Aronow, W. S., Frishman, W. H., & Cheng-Lai, A. (2000). Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly. Heart Disease, 2(2), 151-167.

Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly. / Aronow, Wilbert S.; Frishman, William H.; Cheng-Lai, Angela.

In: Heart Disease, Vol. 2, No. 2, 03.2000, p. 151-167.

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Aronow, WS, Frishman, WH & Cheng-Lai, A 2000, 'Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly', Heart Disease, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 151-167.
Aronow WS, Frishman WH, Cheng-Lai A. Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly. Heart Disease. 2000 Mar;2(2):151-167.
Aronow, Wilbert S. ; Frishman, William H. ; Cheng-Lai, Angela. / Cardiovascular Drug Therapy in the Elderly. In: Heart Disease. 2000 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 151-167.
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