Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly people.

  title={Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly people.},
  author={Wafik Farah Andrawes and Caroline Bussy and Jo{\"e}l Belmin},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  volume={22 10},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular disease has been identified as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Given the increase in life expectancy and the development of cardiovascular preventive measures, it has become increasingly important to detect and prevent cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. We reviewed the scientific literature concerning cardiovascular prevention to assess the importance of cardiovascular preventive measures in old (> or =65 years of… CONTINUE READING