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The Cardiocyte in Senescence

  • Robert J. Tomanek
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 62)

Abstract

Abstract Cardiac pathology is common among the elderly and has long received attention. Despite the high incidence of some heart diseases in old age, the role of biological aging in cardiovascular diseases is not well established. Aging in its broadest sense is regarded as a process spanning the time from conception to death. In this chapter, however, the term “aging” will be limited to the period between middle age and death. This definition excludes changes associated with maturation.

Keywords

Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Cardiac Hypertrophy Residual Body Contraction Duration Myofibrillar ATPase 
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