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Vasculopathy of Aging and the Revised Cardiovascular Continuum admin 2015.08.25 2983
Vasculopathy of Aging and the Revised Cardiovascular Continuum


Kim S.a · Park J.B.a · O'Rourke M.F.b

aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cheil General Hospital, Dankook University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; bVictor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, St. Vincent's Clinic, University of New South Wales, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia



Abstract

There have been attempts to explain the process of developments in overt cardiovascular disease, resulting in the presentation of the classic cardiovascular disease continuum and the aging cardiovascular continuum. Although the starting points of these two continua are different, they meet in the midstream of the cycle and reach a consensus at the end of the process. The announcement of the aging cardiovascular continuum made both continua complete, explaining the cardiovascular events in patients without atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with aging. Impairment of the vascular structure by pulse wave and reflected wave is considered the cause of aortic damage, which influences the development of ischemic heart disease and the development of overt renal disease or cerebrovascular disease. The pathophysiology of vascular aging through pulse wave and its effect on other organs was discussed with Prof. Michael F. O'Rourke who devised the aging cardiovascular continuum.


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