Heart failure in older people: causes, diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Abdelhafiz2002HeartFI,
  title={Heart failure in older people: causes, diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Ahmed H Abdelhafiz},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          29-36
        }
}
Congestive heart failure affects >5% of those aged 65-75 and 10-20% of those aged >80 in the UK, and levels are likely to rise in the wake of improved therapies for hypertension and myocardial infarction. It is often multifactorial in this group. The most common causes are hypertension and coronary heart disease, with valvular heart disease playing an increasing role. The most common precipitant of pre-existing heart failure is non-compliance with medication or diet; non-steroidal anti… CONTINUE READING
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