Aging Hearts & Arteries; A Scientific Quest, National Institute on Aging

Aging Hearts & Arteries; A Scientific Quest.

This website (with a link to a 68 page pdf document) by the National Institute on Aging (“NIA”), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, reports on research of the NIA and the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (also a component of the National Institutes of Health), on the effects of aging on the heart, blood vessels and other parts of the body, and on the diseases and risk factors that affect the heart and blood vessels.

This federal research is being done with the objective of defeating heart disease and stroke in elders. Suggestions on how to lower risks of heart disease and stroke are included. The report states that, “Age is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke incidence rises steeply after age 65, accounting for more than 40 percent of all deaths among people age 65 to 74 and almost 60 percent at age 85 and above. People age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to develop coronary heart disease and high blood pressure leading to heart failure. Cardiovascular disease is also a major cause of disability, limiting the activity and eroding the quality of life of millions of older people each year. The cost of these diseases to the Nation is in the billions of dollars.”

Includes detailed explanations of what we know about Heart Diseases, what they are, and their causes.

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