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Mr. C is an 85-year-old male referred in 2017 for a second opinion with cardiology for episodic "whiteouts."
For further review of individual medications and original case: [Original patient scenario here]
Case Question #1: What could be next steps?
The correct answer is: 4. Need more geriatric condition specific information.
Geriatric-sensitive cardiologists and geriatricians would most certainly recommend gathering more geriatric specific information. These geriatric specific domains are illustrated by Gorodeski, Goyal et al.1 and include:
The data specifically for Mr. C is as follows:
Medical Domain: has been shown in the original case scenario.
Mobility/Physical Domain: He is able to rise from a chair quickly. He walks daily for 1-2 miles when he feels well. He needs assistance with some of his instrumental activities of daily living with preserved activities of daily living.