Older Adults in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Factoring Geriatric Syndromes in the Management, Prognosis, and Process of Care
Published: December 09, 2019
- Older adults admitted to cardiac intensive care units (CICU) face age-related cardiovascular (CV) risks and associated geriatric syndromes, including delirium and cognitive impairment, frailty, multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
- The CICU environment of procedures, new medications, sensory overload, sleep deprivation, prolonged bedrest and malnourishment is inherently disruptive to older patients.
- This statement examines age-related CV risks, the distinctive dynamics pertinent to older adults, and opportunities to enhance CICU care.
- Commentary: Older Adults in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit by Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS
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- Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly