Personalized Preventive Heart Care Essential for Older Adults, Too

These four healthy behaviors and preventive treatments are important at any age.

Strategies to prevent a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problem should be individualized for older adults, according to a recent statement by the American Heart Association (AHA). Because older adults may have more than one health complication, take multiple medications and face challenges in exercising, its especially important for doctors and patients to work closely together to plan and stick to a regimen that will maintain a good quality of life for as long as possible.
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