presbycardia

presbycardia

 [pres″be-kahr´de-ah]
impairment of cardiac function attributed to aging, with senescent changes in the body and no evidence of other cause of heart disease.

presbycardia

/pres·by·car·dia/ (prez″bĭ-kahr´de-ah) impaired cardiac function attributed to aging, with senescent changes in the body and no evidence of other cause of heart disease.

presbycardia

[prez′bēkär′dē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, presbys, old man, kardia, heart
an abnormal cardiac condition that especially affects elderly individuals and may be associated with heart failure in the presence of other complications, such as heart disease, fever, anemia, mild hyperthyroidism, and excess fluid administration. Presbycardia may be associated with decreased myocardial elasticity and mild fibrotic changes of the heart valves, but the basis for these changes and the associated pigmentation of the heart is not known.

pres·by·car·di·a

(prezbē-kahrdē-ă)
Abnormal cardiac condition due to old age, hallmarked by decreased functional capacity.

presbycardia

impairment of cardiac function attributed to aging, with senescent changes in the body and no evidence of other cause of heart disease.