Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. As people age, their hearts undergo changes that make them particularly vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, according to the National Institute on Aging. With advancements in mobile technology, there are now smartphone applications that enable seniors to monitor their heart health on a regular basis.
As the heart ages, its blood vessels become stiffer and the heart wall gets thicker in order to more efficiently support the flow of blood throughout the body. The NIA noted that the stiffness also spreads to the valves, which may make it difficult for the vessels to pump blood out of the heart and might even result in leaks. These age-related factors, along with well-known causes like an unhealthy diet, increase seniors' risks of developing heart disease.
It's more important than ever for adults to keep an eye on their heart health as they enter into old age. They should consider using one of these four mobile apps to complement their other daily efforts for preventing heart disease.
Via Giuseppe Fattori