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      Frailty Syndrome in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Diseases-What Do We Know and What Requires Further Research?

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          Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) affect 60% of people over 60 years of age and are one of the main causes of death in the world. Diagnosed cardiovascular disease also triples the likelihood of Frailty syndrome (FS). FS has become increasingly relevant in cardiology and cardiac surgery and occurs in a significant number of patients with CVD, with prevalence ranging from 25% to 62%. Viewed in a multidimensional, biopsychosocial perspective, FS increases a patient's vulnerability, making them susceptible to several adverse clinical outcomes. Frailty syndrome also is a predictor of mortality in patients with CVD regardless of age, severity of disease, multi-morbidity, and disability. Frailty syndrome potentially can be prevented in patients with CVD and its early identification is important to avoid the development of disability, dependence on others and reduced quality of life. The aim of this paper is to show the relationship between FS and specific CVDs (coronary artery disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure) and cardiac procedures (device implantation, cardiac surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Furthermore, we highlight those areas that require further research to fully understand the relationship between FS and CVD and to be able to minimize or prevent its adverse effects.

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          Journal
          Int J Environ Res Public Health
          International journal of environmental research and public health
          MDPI AG
          1660-4601
          1660-4601
          Feb 16 2022
          : 19
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Nursing and Obstetrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University, 51-618 Wroclaw, Poland.
          [2 ] Institute of Heart Diseases, University Hospital, 50-566 Wroclaw, Poland.
          [3 ] School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
          [4 ] Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Innovative Technologies, Department of Emergency Medical Service, Wroclaw Medical University, 51-616 Wroclaw, Poland.
          [5 ] 1st Department of Cardiology, University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, 61-848 Poznan, Poland.
          Article
          ijerph19042234
          10.3390/ijerph19042234
          8872246
          35206422
          3fdb3c64-cb04-4de0-b4f0-ef2583604287
          History

          cardiovascular disease,older adults,heart failure,frailty syndrome,cardiac surgery,acute coronary syndrome

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