A group of specialists under the leadership of Ragnar Danielsen from the University Landspitali in Reykjavik made a forecast that the elderly who experience problems with heart and vessels, by 2060 will be three times more than today. Thus, one of the most pressing health issues facing humanity today, in the future will face them more acutely.
The collected medical data on approximately six thousand elderly residents of Iceland, selected at random. At the time when the information was collected, the age of participants ranged from 66 to 98 years old. From certain diseases of the cardiovascular system suffered 4.8 per cent of men and 2.8% of women. While the older participants were, the higher was the probability of his development of certain heart problems — to 69-year-old she was less than two percent, and for 80 years — about 6 percent.
Paying attention to this, the researchers came to the conclusion that in the second half of the XXI century, the spread of diseases such as heart failure becomes very significant. This, according to the researchers, will be a “side effect” of the trend, which is itself only inspires optimism — the growth of life expectancy. The longer people live, the greater part of mankind are men and women are very honorable age, and as a result will increase the percentage of people, the risk of developing heart problems which is especially great. According to the forecast of specialists, due to the fact that the population of the world, especially developed countries, is aging, the number of people with heart failure will double by 2040 and triple by 2060.
Summing up their research, scientists call on government representatives and health care services on an impending problem and begin to make efforts to address it. In particular, the experts recommend a more thorough work to maximize early detection of heart disease, but also actively promote a healthy lifestyle.