Introduction: Older People and Cardiovascular Illness

  • Mark Pecker
  • John H. Laragh
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)


The accumulation of years brings with it a variety of changes. Some changes are qualitative, such as the special love that only grandparents can provide for children. Other changes are quantitative, like the accrual of wisdom. But in the realm of medicine, aging tends to take on a shadowy connotation. Here, the alterations that occur are limiting, and the best that can be done is to hold one’s own.


Cardiovascular Illness Chronic Ailment Dietary Cholesterol Intake Normal Human Aging Medical Grand Round 
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  • Mark Pecker
  • John H. Laragh

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