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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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PEMBERTHY LOPEZ, Carolina et al. Current concepts of aging and cardiovascular disease. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.3, pp.210-217. ISSN 0120-5633.

In recent years there has been a marked increase in the proportion of the population over 65 years of age, which has gone hand in hand with the escalation of cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary disease. However, pathophysiological mechanisms of aging and its relationship to cardiovascular health is a recent field of research. It is fundamental to know aspects such as the theory of telomere shortening, the role of physical activity, the endothelium and the molecular mechanisms involved in this process, as they will offer tools for a correct management of this population group, upon which few studies are carried out and most behaviours are extrapolated from age groups with completely different physiological conditions.

Keywords : Cardiovascular disease; Elderly; Coronary disease; Apoptosis.

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