BT_PO 1.49 Describe the cardiovascular changes the occur with ageing 

april 2004 049My elder daughter turns 15 today.

She is now able to tie her own shoelaces, and fit those boots.

I don’t think she needs to worry about the today’s LO. Me on the other hand……..

BT_PO 1.49 Describe the cardiovascular changes that occur with ageing

Ageing causes a decreased number of sinus node cells in the heart, leading to decreased B adrenergic sensitivity T/F

The velocity of the transmitted pulse wave in the vasculature tends to be slower in the eldery T/F

Elderly have higher levels of baseline sympathetic nervous system activity T/F

The atrial component of ventricular filling is especially important in the elderly T/F

Older patients often have an increased arterial pulse pressure due to reduced vascular compliance T/F

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