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Heart health in older adults. Import of heart disease and opportunities for maintaining cardiac health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9348754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults, despite improved survival and declining mortality. This article describes the prevalence and impact of heart disease on people's lives, singly and in combination with other diseases. It then reviews current findings as to the risk factors for CHD in older adults and the underlying physiologic changes of aging plus pathophysiologic changes of hypertension and CHD in impairing the ability of older adults to respond to exercise and other stressors, and the effects of exercise training in attenuating the adverse cardiovascular changes of aging. This information provides a basis for considering opportunities for prevention of heart disease and maximizing heart function. The article concludes by describing the known contribution of preventive measures to declines in heart disease in older adults.
L P Fried; R L McNamara; G L Burke; D S Siscovick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  167     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-03     Completed Date:  1997-12-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Exercise / physiology
Health Promotion
Primary Prevention / methods*
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
United States / epidemiology

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