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Cardiovascular Disease in the Oldest Old: A Geriatric Epidemiology Perspective

  • Mauro Di BariEmail author
  • Daniela Balzi
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Abstract

Ageing represents a non-modifiable risk factor for the most common cardiovascular diseases (CVD), from hypertensive to coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, aortic stenosis and heart failure. These conditions may profoundly affect global health status (i.e. physical and cognitive functioning, quality of life and survival) of older patients. At the same time, specific aspects of ageing frequently modify presentation, clinical management, therapeutic approach and outcomes of CVD.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Aortic Stenosis Gait Speed Aortic Valve Stenosis Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Unit of Medicine on Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, Department of Medicine and GeriatricsCareggi HospitalFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Unit of EpidemiologyLocal Health Unit of Central TuscanyFlorenceItaly

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