Practical approach on frail older patients attended for acute heart failure.

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International journal of cardiology, ISSN: 1874-1754, Vol: 222, Page: 62-71

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/6692
PMID:
27458825
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.07.151
Author(s):
Martín-Sánchez, Francisco J.; Christ, Michael; Miró, Òscar; Peacock, W. Frank; McMurray, John J; Bueno, Héctor; Maisel, Alan S.; Cullen, Louise; Cowie, Martin R.; Di Somma, Salvatore; Platz, Elke; Masip, Joseph; Zeymer, Uwe; Vrints, Christiaan; Price, Susanna; Mueller, Christian Show More Hide
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV; Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Tags:
Medicine; Frailty; Older; Acute heart failure; Cardiology
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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.