Multimorbidity in Older Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

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Abstract

Multimorbidity affects more than two thirds of older individuals and the vast majority of patients with chronic cardiovascular disease. Patients with multimorbidity have high resource utilization, poor mobility, and poor health status and are at an increased risk for death. The presence of multimorbidity imposes numerous management challenges in caring for patients with chronic cardiovascular disease. It complicates decision-making, promotes fragmented care, and imposes an immense burden on the patient and their social support system. Novel models of care, such as the cardiovascular patient-centered medical home, are needed to provide high-quality, efficient, effective care to this growing population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular
  • Elderly
  • Multimorbidity
  • Multiple chronic conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology

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