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Frailty Syndrome in cardiovascular disease: Clinical significance and research tools
Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.
Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.
T Marciniak Mem Hospital, Poland.
T Marciniak Mem Hospital, Poland.
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1873-1953, E-ISSN 1474-5151, Vol. 14, no 4, 303-309 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Frailty Syndrome is one of the key health problems in geriatrics, strongly affecting poor prognosis. There is a growing interest in the relevance of this syndrome in cardiovascular disease. The diagnosis of Frailty Syndrome in the elderly cardiac population is essential for an accurate risk stratification and for making therapeutic decisions. Most risk assessment systems used in cardiology are based on chronological age, which does not always reflect the biological age of a patient, therefore making an inadequate risk estimation. This paper discusses the definitions of Frailty Syndrome and research tools used to identify it. We specifically address the role of Frailty Syndrome in cardiovascular disease and the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in patients with Frailty Syndrome, emphasizing the role of the identification of Frailty Syndrome in making therapeutic decisions and the stratification of cardiovascular risk in patients with cardiologic conditions.

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Elsevier / SAGE Publications (UK and US): 12 month Embargo , 2015. Vol. 14, no 4, 303-309 p.
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Frailty Syndrome; cardiovascular disease; elderly; risk stratification
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120443DOI: 10.1177/1474515114568059ISI: 000357949600004PubMedID: 25595359OAI: diva2:845690
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2015-08-13

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