Welcome to aginghearts.org. We created this website with the aim of raising awareness about geriatric cardiology which is a relatively new but growing discipline. Briefly, geriatric cardiology aims to merge principles of geriatrics (such as assessment of function, cognition, and individualized goals of care) into the care of patients with cardiovascular disease; with the aging of the population, this field is only going to grow in importance in the coming years.
In addition to aggregating content related to geriatric cardiology, our website will feature blog posts where we’ll gain perspective from healthcare professionals, trainees, patients, and caregivers about aging and cardiovascular disease.
The article by Bell and colleagues about “What to Expect from the Emerging Field of Geriatric Cardiology” provides an excellent summary of the current state and future directions of our discipline.
By: John Dodson, MD