The aging heart

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Despite the assumption that age weakens the heart's pumping power and contractility, overall cardiac function is well maintained with advancing years. However, age-related changes do have to be taken into account in the treatment of cardiac disease, particularly with inotropic drugs and agents that influence the adrenergic nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-130
Number of pages16
JournalHospital practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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