More Research Essential to Define Role, Utilization of Testing in Older Adults With CVD

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Further research may be needed to better align diagnostic testing for cardiovascular disease (CVD) with the needs and priorities of an aging population, according to a perspective from ACC's Geriatric Cardiology Section Leadership Council published Sept. 21 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Daniel E. Forman, MD, FACC, et al., explain how age-related biological changes and shifting patient priorities warrant adjustment of strategies for evaluation and management of cardiovascular disease.

This issue was addressed at a two-day multidisciplinary workshop, "Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease," with the primary goal to identify knowledge gaps and formulate research strategies to advance the utility and value of cardiovascular testing for older adults. Read more.