Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults: A Status Report

Peter Kriekard, S. Michael Gharacholou, Eric D. Peterson

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This article reviews cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in older patients, highlighting results from recent clinical studies related to primary and secondary prevention. Many of these studies demonstrated greater absolute reductions in major cardiovascular events among older, higher-risk populations compared with younger patients. Guideline recommendations for CVD risk factor modification are also reviewed with emphasis on issues pertaining to the older adult population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-755
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009



  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Older adults
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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