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Title: Risk factors and cardiovascular disease in the elderly
Author: Díez Villanueva, Pablo
Jiménez-Méndez, César
Bonanad, Clara
García-Blas, Sergio
Pérez-Rivera, Ángel
Allo, Gonzalo
García-Pardo, Héctor
Formiga Pérez, Francesc
Camafort Blanco, Miquel
Martínez Sellés, Manuel
Ariza Solé, Albert
Ayesta, Ana
Keywords: Malalties cardiovasculars
Factors de risc en les malalties
Cardiovascular diseases
Risk factors in diseases
Issue Date: 25-May-2022
Publisher: IMR Press
Abstract: Age is associated with increased cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease, which constitutes the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly population. In this text we thoroughly review current evidence regarding the impact on cardiovascular disease of the most important cardiovascular risk factors, especially prevalent and common in the elderly population. Diagnosis and treatment approaches are also addressed, also highlighting the importance of adequate primary and secondary prevention and management. Also, the relationship between cardiovascular disease and some comorbidities and geriatric conditions, such as frailty, particularly common in the elderly, is reviewed, together with some other issues, less often addressed but closely related to ageing, such as genetics, structural and electrical heart changes and oxidative stress. All such questions are of great importance in the comprehensive approach of risk factors and cardiovascular disease in the elderly.
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It is part of: Reviews In Cardiovascular Medicine, 2022, vol. 23, num. 6
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ISSN: 1530-6550
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