Management of heart disease in the elderly

Can Fam Physician. 1972 Sep;18(9):76-7.


Many factors have to be considered when treating heart disease in the elderly if quality of life is to be maintained. Cessation of smoking or rigorous weight loss may not be worthwhile in these patients, since there is little medical evidence showing much improvement after these measures have been taken. Medication should be prescribed with particular reference to cost, since many drugs are too expensive for pensioners to buy.