JACC Editor’s Page: Global Health Care and the Aging Population

In a recent Editor’s Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, discusses the health care challenges that will arise worldwide over the coming decades due to an aging population. Forward-thinking countries are developing strategies to combat this problem. While some counties are assessing technological solutions, others are looking to human-focused options, such as having people who are retired and still active act as caretakers. “From a health care perspective, there has never been more of a need to ensure an active population, regardless of age,” Fuster writes. “We must focus on health promotion across all age groups … As clinicians, we need to obsessively focus on the best methods to care for the elderly and the best methods for keeping the diminishing youth population healthy longer.” Read more.