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Anna Walsh

HLTB01H3S: Health, Aging and the Life Cycle Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2010 Instructor: Anna Walsh Term: Winter 2010 Mondays 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lecture Room: Room AA112 (Arts Administration Building) February 222008. A&G: Ch 6 - Aging of the Internal Organ Systems. This chapter discusses aging of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renalurinary systems. Normative age-related changes (i.e., changes common enough that most older adults can expect to experience them) are examined, in addition to the common diseases and malfunctions of the individual systems that can accelerate the aging process. Cardiovascular System Basic Anatomy and Physiology The cardiovascular system is the bodys main transportation system. Blood is a highly complex fluid. The heart is the centre of the circulatory system. The right and left sides of the heart each serve as a pump. Age-Related Changes - Cardiovascular disease is very common in later life, and results in the majority of disability and deaths among older adults Disease-Related Processes Hypertension - 12080 or lower is optimal, even 13085 is normal - 14090 is classified as hypertension - Increases risk of heart and kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease, strokes 1
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