Progress in research on chronic heart failure and frailty in the elderly patients
Received:July 17, 2018  Revised:September 15, 2018
View Full Text  View/Add Comment  Download reader
DOI:10.11915/j.issn.1671-5403.2019.01.017
Key words:chronic heart failure; frailty; research progress
Author NameAffiliationE-mail
CUI Yi-Ning Department of Cardiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to the Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China  
SUN Ying Department of Cardiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to the Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China ysun15@163.com 
Hits: 269
Download times: 259
Abstract:
      Chronic heart failure (CHF), a serious clinical condition with high mortality and rehospitalization rate, is the most common cause of hospitalization among the patients over 65 years old. Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome characterized by impaired physiologic reserve, increased vulnerability, and decreased resistance to stressors. The incidence of CHF in the frail people is high. CHF and frailty, through shared pathological pathways, adversely affected the prognosis. The identification of frailty in CHF population is of great importance, and a consensus on diagnostic criteria and models of assessment for frailty can enhance the capacity of its early prevention, identification and management. This paper reviews the recent progress in research on the prevalence, mechanism and assessment of CHF in the frail population.
Close