alexa Echocardiographic Criteria of the Elderly

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Echocardiographic Criteria of the Elderly

Aging is the process of gradual and spontaneous changes resulting in maturation through childhood, puberty and young adulthood and then decline through middle and late age. Like all visceral organs the heart ages. The fibrous skeleton of the heart becomes sclerotic and calcifies the valve closing margins, the aorta dilates and tilts rightward on the interventricular septum making the latter seem prominent, the ventricles decrease in size the left atrium enlarges, valves calcify and/or become myxomatous and amyloid may deposit in the heart .Normal aging changes may produce clinical heart disease as sclerocalcific aortic valve progress to AS or the aging changes mimic heart disease as sigmoid septum and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Citation: Mostafa SA (2015) Echocardiographic Criteria of the Elderly. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 3:192.

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