Science and the practice of cardiovascular medicine in the geriatric population

@inproceedings{Wenger2011ScienceAT,
  title={Science and the practice of cardiovascular medicine in the geriatric population},
  author={Nanette K Wenger},
  booktitle={Journal of geriatric cardiology : JGC},
  year={2011}
}
In the half century 2000-2050, there will be a virtual tsunami of aging in the United States. The anticipated increase in the population older than age 65 is 140%, and for the population older than age 85, 389%. More than half of the current U.S. population can anticipate living to age 80, with a contemporary life expectancy at age 75 of 11 years, and at age 85 of 6 years. The classification of aging is variable. Often, age 65 years is used as a cutpoint, as that is the beginning age for… CONTINUE READING

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