Disease Management

Most geriatric patients not only have cardiac issues, but also other illnesses which makes treatment more challenging as compared to a younger patient of similar condition. This may increase side effects of medication or procedures. These patients are also more frail, and have increased chance of re-hospitalization, procedure complication or mortality. This makes disease management more crucial. 

The aims of Disease management includes:

  • Reduction of polypharmacy and adverse drug side effects to align with patient preferences.

  • Improve compliance and reduce cost

  • Symptom and disease management in alignment with patient health outcome goals and care preferences

  • Management of geriatric syndromes intimately linked to CVD (frailty, cognitive impairment, sarcopenia, anergia) in order to delay/prevent disability.

  • Ensures minimal treatment burden required to achieve patients health outcome goals.