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In spite of the many unknowns concerning future medical practice, one fact seems clear: the geriatric population will continue to increase. This trend affects all practicing physicians (with perhaps pediatricians and obstetricians excepted), and physicians themselves have been a major factor in increasing American longevity. Well-designed geriatric texts, particularly addressed to today's specialists, have been slow in forthcoming. No segment of the population escapes cardiovascular disease, and all will ultimately develop it in some form if they survive long enough.
The editor, from Tulane University and the Ochsner Clinic, has drawn contributors from the United States, London, Glasgow, and Capetown.
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-439_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):439.
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