Managing cardiovascular risk reduction in elderly adults. By promoting and monitoring healthy lifestyle changes, health care providers can help older adults improve their cardiovascular health.

Colleen Keller, Julie Fleury, Marilyn Mujezinovic-Womack

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Primary care practitioners must explore the most effective techniques for promoting cardiovascular risk reduction in older adults. Managing lifestyle modification risk factors, such as smoking cessation, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and nutrition is discussed in this article. Other risk factor modification efforts, often not highlighted, include managing homocysteinemia, and sedentary behavior. These factors are presented as equally important modifiable coronary heart disease risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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