Do the elderly have lost the fight against heart disease?

Question: They always told me that when you get to the elderly you can no longer fight against heart disease. But I don't think so, we can do something, right? Nieves (Vitoria).

Answer: The prevalence and incidence of heart failure doubles every decade from the age of 40-45 years, but there are many ways to successfully cope with heart disease. And of course, also in old age! In the first place with prevention, although ideally it should be started at earlier ages. Most cardiovascular risk factors continue to be above the age of 80 and the fight against them continues to be effective regardless of the calendar.

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