Nanette K. Wenger

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CAD and the Elderly: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations

I. CAD and the Elderly: What every physician needs to know. Although age has a direct bearing on cardiovascular disease, the pace and nature of aging vary among individuals. Relative differences in biology (e.g., telomere length, genetic constitution), lifelong health habits (e.g., nutrition, exercise, dental care), cardiac risk factors (e.g., hypertension, cholesterol, tobacco, insulin resistance),…

Which CAD patient should be referred for cardiac rehabilitation?

I. Cardiac Rehabilitation: What every physician needs to know. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is generally defined as a medically supervised secondary prevention program for patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). The goal of this comprehensive long-term program is to help patients with CVD to recover more quickly after a cardiac event and to reduce the risk…

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