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Delirium Most Common In Elderly With Cardiac Issues
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16 Mar 2017 11:37 AM EST

Acute cardiac patients who are 85 and older are five times more likely to die from delirium. Delirium is an interesting condition. According to upi.com, It’s symptoms include, “disorientation, confusion, incoherence, hallucinations, disordered speech and memory disturbances.” Dr. Giovanni Falsini, an interventional cardiologist, stated, “Among hospitalized patients, those admitted to an intensive care unit are more likely to develop delirium and there are strategies to limit its consequences. Less is know about delirium and its significance in patients admitted to cardiac intensive care units.” It is now known that delirium is most common in elderly patients with acute cardiac diseases.

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