The International Congress of Geriatric Cardiology will be held tomorrow in Rome. It is an occasion of great importance co-organized by the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Florence, by UniCamillus – International Medical University of Rome – and by the International Foundation Menarini, under the patronage of the Italian Society of Geriatric Cardiology (SICGe).
Aimed at medical specialists and other professionals in the healthcare world, the conference will highlight a critical situation in which most elderly people, even subject to chronic cardiovascular diseases, still do not receive adequate treatments in Italy.
Therefore, the extent of assistance and prevention will be highlighted during the congress in order to guarantee, at the same time, an increasingly active and healthy aging.
In recent years, in fact, it seems that there is a real discrimination against longevity that can also be summarized with the term “ageism”, a phenomenon according to which Italy appears to be, in Europe, the country characterized by the higher rate of people aged over 65 with lower socio-health support than the population aged between 15 and 64 years.
“With increasing age of the patients, the regular checks gradually decrease until they are halved in the over 85s, in which we register a substantial under-treatment with drugs in 30% of cases”, explains Cardiologist Alessandro Boccanelli, Co-president of the congress and Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Degree Course of Medicine and Surgery in UniCamillus.
The congress will last two days and be divided into six sessions during which greater emphasis will be given, together with clinical and therapeutic aspects, to the use of new technologies as the most efficient solution for concretely addressing the management of the elderly patient at cardiovascular risk.
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