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Using noninvasive methods to study the aging heart.
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PMID:  838278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Except in unusual cases, complex or invasive techniques aren't necessary to examine the heart of an elderly patient. Noninvasive methods currently being used are electrocardiography, arterial and venous pulse tracings, echocardiography, and roentgenology. Interesting data have been collected by correlating phonocardiographic with echocardiographic tracings of the mitral valve, as well as with arterial pulse tracings. Two findings that should prevent a hasty diagnosis of heart disease are that the senile heart often has an abnormal fouth sound and that a systolic murmur can be heard in one of five persons. Other studies have shown that about one-third of patients have some type of heart block and that the interval between the aortic component of the second heart sound and the peak of the early diastolic wave of the mitral echogram is longer in old persons.
A A Luisada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-15     Completed Date:  1977-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
Bundle-Branch Block / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Coronary Disease / diagnosis
Heart Auscultation*
Heart Block / epidemiology
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Murmurs
Heart Sounds*
Middle Aged

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