Heart disease is the most frequent condition in older adults and the no 1 cause of death heart failure coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation are common reasons for health visits and hospital stays normal aging causes your heart and blood vessels to stiffen which can lead to these conditions in later years. Cardiovascular disease cvd in older americans imposes a huge burden in terms of mortality morbidity disability functional decline and healthcare costs in light of the projected growth of the population of older adults over the next several decades the societal burden attributable to cvd will . Top 10 most common diseases in old people 7 years ago by surbhi 0 as people grow older they get prone to more diseases that are related to age the main reasons behind this can be the lack of exercise change in eating habits inactive way of living and the shortage of general fitness the main causes of heart diseases include improper . Heart valve diseases are fairly common aortic stenosis or narrowing of the aortic valve is the most common valve disease in older adults transient ischemic attacks or strokes can occur if blood flow to the brain is disrupted other problems with the heart and blood vessels include the following blood clots deep vein thrombosis . 51 of cardiovascular procedures were performed on people age 65 years and older 58 of heart transplant recipients were age 50 and older costs total costs for cvd in 2009 were 1212 billion for patients 65 years of age and older 388 of total cvd costs older americans cvd 2013 statistical fact sheet
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