Cardiac Manifestations of Noncardiac Disease

  • David W. Snyder
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 31)


In the elderly population, the heart is frequently affected sec.tndarily by disease elsewhere in the body or by a systemic disorder. Thus, renal disease, lung disease, and hypertension may place excessive demands on the heart, which lead to cardiac failure. Systemic diseases may also affect the heart directly, as is the case in some endocrine abnormalities, systemic vasculitis, and infiltrative processes like amyloidosis. In this chapter, we will review the more common extracardiac diseases that lead to cardiac dysfunction in the aged.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Acute Respiratory Failure 
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