Practical approach on frail older patients attended for acute heart failure

Martín-Sánchez, F. J. et al. (2016) Practical approach on frail older patients attended for acute heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 222, pp. 62-71. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.07.151) (PMID:27458825)

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Acute heart failure (AHF) is a multi-organ dysfunction syndrome. In addition to known cardiac dysfunction, non-cardiac comorbidity, frailty and disability are independent risk factors of mortality, morbidity, cognitive and functional decline, and risk of institutionalization. Frailty, a treatable and potential reversible syndrome very common in older patients with AHF, increases the risk of disability and other adverse health outcomes. This position paper highlights the need to identify frailty in order to improve prognosis, the risk–benefits of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and the definition of older-person-centered and integrated care plans.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Martín-Sánchez, F. J., Christ, M., Miró, Ò., Peacock, W. F., McMurray, J. J., Bueno, H., Maisel, A. S., Cullen, L., Cowie, M. R., Di Somma, S., Platz, E., Masip, J., Zeymer, U., Vrints, C., Price, S., and Mueller, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:International Journal of Cardiology
ISSN (Online):1874-1754
Published Online:18 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Cardiology 222: 62-71
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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