ACC Council Addresses Need For Geriatric Cardiology Subspecialty

A distinctive geriatric cardiology subspecialty is needed to respond to the complex and unique cardiovascular needs of aging patients, according to a Council Perspective recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The recommendation of a more robust geriatric cardiology subspecialty is the result of ACC’s Geriatric Cardiology Member Section’s examination of the future of geriatric cardiology and the evolution of the subspecialty. The authors note that while training for the subspecialty has yet to be defined, competencies would include “improved skills in diagnosis, risk management, disease management and the process of care.” They add that such training would equip providers upon completion with the skills needed to effectively care for older patients. Read more on