Increasing age is associated with several important changes in the cardiovascular system. In this issue, Drs. Stephen W. Fannin and Richard A. Josephson describe how age-related changes in the peripheral vasculature result in alterations in cardiac structure and function through ventricular- vascular coupling. Dr. Marc A. Silver then reviews 3 studies from the literature, including a report on the effect of smoking on pulmonary function in the elderly, a study on the use of tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA) for acute myocardial infarction in patients 75 years of age and older, and an analysis of the results of coronary bypass surgery utilizing the internal mammary artery in septuagenarians. This is followed by an annotated review of the literature on cardiovascular disease in the elderly, a report from the Council on Geriatric Cardiology, and a calendar of important upcoming events.
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|