[Telomeres and chronic heart failure]

Kardiologiia. 2014;54(4):60-7. doi: 10.18565/cardio.2014.4.60-67.
[Article in Russian]


With age, a person's cardio-vascular system changes gradually formed at different functional levels, which are the basis for the development of chronic heart failure. While aging itself does not lead to chronic heart failure, it is likely that age-related changes in the human body can accelerate the time onset of signs and symptoms of the disease. Different groups of patients start time and rate of progression of heart failure is extremely constant. Recently, particular attention is paid to the study of diastolic heart failure because of the high prevalence and some of the difficulties in diagnosis and treatment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Disease Management
  • Heart Failure* / diagnosis
  • Heart Failure* / drug therapy
  • Heart Failure* / etiology
  • Heart Failure* / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Telomere / physiology*
  • Ventricular Function, Left* / drug effects
  • Ventricular Function, Left* / genetics


  • Cardiovascular Agents