ACC Geriatric Council Discusses Framework For Care of Older HF Patients

By embracing a domain-management approach that addresses unique multidimensional needs and vulnerabilities, clinicians may improve health outcomes for older adults with heart failure (HF), according to an ACC Geriatric Council Perspective published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In order to aid clinicians in managing the vulnerable and complex older HF population, Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FACC, et al., discuss a four-dimensional framework with approaches such as medical, mind and emotions, physical function and social environment. They explain that this framework is crucial as HF is a typical geriatric cardiovascular condition, with more than 50 percent of hospitalizations occurring in adults age 75 years or older. Read more on