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Rev Med Suisse. 2006 Mar 8;2(56):653-4, 656-7.

[Cardiovascular diseases: a target for prevention to thwart the effects of population aging].

[Article in French]

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Unité des services de santé Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive 17, rue du Bugnon 1005 Lausanne.


The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is high in the old age. These conditions have a negative impact on the quality of life and are associated with a high risk of disability. A marked increase in the number of affected individuals is likely, in coming decades, with population aging. Primary cardiovascular prevention, but also an early recognition of subclinical heart diseases and secondary and tertiary prevention will be of up most importance for individuals (quality of life) and for societies (burden of functional impairments) as the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age.

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