Cardiovascular disease, risk factors and heart rate variability in the elderly general population: Design and objectives of the CARdiovascular disease, Living and Ageing in Halle (CARLA) Study

@article{Greiser2005CardiovascularDR,
  title={Cardiovascular disease, risk factors and heart rate variability in the elderly general population: Design and objectives of the CARdiovascular disease, Living and Ageing in Halle (CARLA) Study},
  author={Karin Halina Greiser and A. Kluttig and Barbara Schumann and Jan A. Kors and Cees A. Swenne and Oliver Kuss and Karl Prof Dr Werdan and Johannes Haerting},
  journal={BMC Cardiovascular Disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={33 - 33}
}
BACKGROUND The increasing burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the ageing population of industrialized nations requires an intensive search for means of reducing this epidemic. In order to improve prevention, detection, therapy and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases on the population level in Eastern Germany, it is necessary to examine reasons for the East-West gradient of CVD morbidity and mortality, potential causal mechanisms and prognostic factors in the elderly. Psychosocial and… CONTINUE READING
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