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The assessment of the aging artery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 May 2006


F Fantin
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
C Rajkumar
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
CJ Bulpitt
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Experimental Medicine (Care of the Elderly), Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

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The elderly population has greatly increased in the last few decades as life expectancy has risen. In 2005 life expectancy at birth for females born in the UK is 80.2 years, compared with 75.2 years for males. This is in contrast to 49 and 45 years respectively in 1901. Cardiovascular disease is still the most important cause of death in the population over the age of 65, causing 40% of deaths in women and 42% in men of this age.


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Clinical geriatrics
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© 2006 Cambridge University Press

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