Geriatric Cardiovascular problems

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What you'll learn

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in those older than 65 years and pose a challenge for physicians and cardiologists in treating them. Managing an elderly with comorbidities is entirely different from managing a person with cardiovascular disease at a younger age. read more »»

Age changes like thicker and stiffer vessels, mature collagen accumulation leads to a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. The most challenging factor in managing elderly who have either subclinical or clinical cardiovascular disease is the presence of comorbidities.

This course on geriatric cardiovascular diseases helps you to understand age changes, various diseases of the cardiovascular system, clinical implications, hypertension, and a lot more to improve your knowledge to the next level.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Age changes in the elderly
  • Various diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • Clinical implications
  • Hypertension
  • Management and a lot more


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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