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Evaluation and management of cardiac arrhythmias in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11233958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac arrhythmias are common in elderly patients. Complete evaluation with detection of underlying structural heart disease and comorbidities is necessary. Prognosis is dependent on the presence of underlying heart disease, particularly the degree of ventricular dysfunction and the presence of comorbidities. Long-term prognosis is excellent in patients without underlying heart disease or severe comorbidities. Management and specific drug therapy in elderly patients with arrhythmias need to be individualized in reference to the underlying cardiac disorder, drug side effects, and the patient's comorbidities.
D D Tresch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-06     Completed Date:  2001-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-50, xii     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use*
Arrhythmias, Cardiac* / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Electric Countershock*
Heart Conduction System / drug effects,  surgery
Heart Rate
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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