Vascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older americans and one that has been largely ignored or treated as an orphan of mainstream cardiology this deficiency in the specialty of cardiovascular disease is beginning to be addressed by medical specialty boards and training programs the national institute on aging has also recognized the pivotal importance of vascular function and dysfunction in several recent reports regarding recommended research emphases. Contents the book is organized into 26 chapters that cover various aspects of the medical and surgical treatment of elderly patients with vascular disease the first chapters address physiologic changes in the blood vessels and risk factors for peripheral arterial occlusive disease and stroke chapters 7 through 10 discuss preoperative and postoperative care in patients undergoing vascular . Inant forms of vascular insult to the kidneys seen with aging hypertensive nephrosclerosis arteriolar hyalinosis and ath erosclerotic renal artery stenosis microscopic vascular disease in the kidney with aging nephrosclerosis as systemic hypertension worsens an increase in renal vascu lar resistance and a progressive decrease in effective renal. Issues surrounding age vascular disease in the elderly shepherd j1 author information 1institute of biochemistry royal infirmary glasgow scotland uk jshepherdgri biochemorguk one fifth of all humans who have survived beyond the age of 65 are alive today and in the industrialized world the elderly segment of the population is expanding most rapidly in biological terms these
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