This issue of Heart Failure Clinics, edited by Drs. Wilbert Aronow and Ali Ahmed, will cover a wide array of topics related to Heart Failure in Older Adults. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prognosis of Heart Failure in the Older Adult; DEFEAT Heart Failure: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Assessment, and Etiology of Geriatric Heart Failure; Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Older Adult; Heart Failure-Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction; Interventional Therapies for Heart Failure in the Older Adult; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Treatment of Heart Failure in the Older Adult; and Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Treatment of Heart Failure in the Older Adult, among others.
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Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, USA. Dr. Aronow received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He has edited 14 books and is author or coauthor of 1,545 papers or book chapters, 374 commentaries, 46 Letters to the Editor, and 1,068 abstracts and is presenter or copresenter of 1,431 talks at meetings. Dr. Aronow is a Fellow of the ACC, the AHA, the ACP, the ASPC, the AGS (Founding Fellow of Western Section), and the GSA. He has been a member of 152 editorial boards of medical journals, editor-in-chief of 4 journals, co-editor of 2 journals, deputy editor of 1 journal, executive editor of 2 journals, associate editor for 9 journals, and guest editor for 7 other medical journals. He has received each year from 2001-2016 an outstanding teacher and researcher award from the medical residents and from 2001-2016 from the cardiology fellows at Westchester Medical Center. He has received awards from the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the Gerontological Society of America, New York Medical College including the 2014 Chancellor's Research Award, the F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Faculty of Cardiovascular Disorders in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to clinical research from the International Academy of Cardiology in 2010, and a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology in 2012. He has been a member of 4 national guidelines committees including being a coauthor of the 2010 AMDA guidelines for heart failure, co-chair and first author of the 2011 ACC/AHA expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly, a coauthor of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH scientific statement on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease, and is currently a member of the 2017 ACC/AHA/ AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA guideline for the management of patients with hypertension.
Ali Ahmed The Washington DC VA Medical Center
Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH, is Associate Chief of Staff for Health and Aging, Washington DC VA Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. He is also adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Dr. Ahmed is a fellowship-trained geriatrician with a special interest in improving the quality and outcomes of care older adults with heart failure. He is a recipient of a K23 and two R01 research awards from the US National Institutes of Health. He has presented and published extensively on this topic. Dr. Ahmed is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and Gerontological Society of America. He is an associate editor of the European Journal of Heart Failure and an editorial board member of several scientific journals including the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.