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Ageing and the heart

Heart disease afflicts a majority of the elderly and the key to keeping one's heart 'strong' is understanding the risk factors and how to manage them

BASED on American Heart Association data published in the Circulation journal in 2002, studies from autopsies indicate that in those aged 70 years or more, blockage of heart arteries was present in about 50 per cent of women and 80 per cent of men. This elderly group accounts for up to 40 per...

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