Prevención cardiovascular en el adulto mayor

Rondanelli I. Rafael, Rondanelli S. Rafael
2012 Revista Médica Clínica Las Condes  
Palabras clave: Factores de riesgo cardiovascular, adulto mayor, prevención cardiovascular, enfermedad coronaria, accidente vascular. SUMMARY The world population of over 60 years of age is the fastest growing group in the coming years, and mainly takes place in the less developed countries. Chile, meanwhile, is in an advanced stage of demographic transition to an aging stage of its population. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. These diseases are also the
more » ... ases are also the leading cause of death in Chile, where one third of all the deaths is represented. There are many and reliable arguments that justify the way of preventive strategy to successfully combat the impact of CVD.
doi:10.1016/s0716-8640(12)70374-7 fatcat:ebqxvwxdvbco7jmjt6535lamri