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Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Autonomic Function Is Impaired in Elderly Stroke Survivors

From the Institute for Ageing and Health (A.M., S.K., L.A., R.A.K.), Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Centre for Health Services Research (I.N.S.), School of Population and Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Public Health ...

24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

Neurocardiovascular Instability in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Neurocardiovascular instability (NCVI, neurally mediated disorders causing hypotension with or without bradycardia) represents abnormal neural control of the cardiovascular system and presents as dizziness, syncope, or falls. The mechanisms underpinning N ...

Circadian and Orthostatic Blood Pressure Is Abnormal in the Carotid Sinus Syndrome

The authors' objective was to determine circadian blood pressure behavior and the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in patients with cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome. A prospective consecutive series of 160 patients (mean age, 72 [65–83]) ...

Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in Asymptomatic Older Persons

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this st ...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Larissa, R. COMMUNITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH PROMOTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. A lif ...

Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

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