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      Most common cardiovascular diseases of the elderly – A review article

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          Number of people over 65 years is continuously increasing and represents an ever growing proportion of population even in Hungary. Medical treatment of the elderly implies a massive burden for the healthcare system. Special knowledge is required to provide an appropriate medical care for the elderly. During the ageing process, several changes accumulate in the body and several chronic diseases develop. Function of parenchymal organs is impaired, healing process is slower, clinical manifestations of diseases are not so prominent, the diagnosis is often difficult to establish. Moreover, treatment possibilities also differ, because pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs are different from that of young patients. Communication with older patients is also cumbersome, participation of a relative or caregiver at consultation can be useful. Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death of adults over the age of 65. Among these diseases congestive heart failure, coronary artery diseases, hypertension, atrial fibrillation have the greatest significance.

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          Journal
          2066
          Developments in Health Sciences
          DHS
          Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest )
          2630-9378
          2630-936X
          13 January 2022
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          [2 ] Geriatrics Clinic and Centre of Nursing Sciences, Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          Author notes
          [* ]Corresponding author. Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University , Vas utca 17, H-1088, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: gado.klara@ 123456med.semmelweis-univ.hu
          Article
          10.1556/2066.2021.00048
          b88852c8-ef8a-41b8-bf63-ad1a0498b9b4
          © 2021 The Author(s)

          Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated. (SID_1)

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          Medicine,Immunology,Health & Social care,Microbiology & Virology,Infectious disease & Microbiology
          cardiovascular diseases,polypharmacy,multimorbidity,geriatric,ageing,elderly

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