Late-life cardiac interventions and the treatment imperative

PLoS Med. 2008 Mar 4;5(3):e7. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050007.


The treatment imperative, say the authors, refers to the almost inexorable momentum towards intervention that is experienced by physicians, patients, and family members alike.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Health Planning Guidelines
  • Humans
  • Physician-Patient Relations