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Frailty syndrome increases frequency of complications in patients undergoing invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries

Magda Sobczyńska, Renata Główczyńska, Grzegorz Opolski
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2017.0106
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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(6):557-564.

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Vol 12, No 6 (2017)
Review Papers
Published online: 2017-12-29

Abstract

Frailty syndrome (FS) is a common problem among elderly, which strongly affects poor patients’ prognosis. Despite increasing interest there are no standardized methods allowing to identify patients with FS. Cardiovascular diseases are prevalent issues among people over 65-years-old. Due to dynamic development of medicine often enough the greatest therapeutic advantages in elderly can be achieved using invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries.Condition for that kind of treatment is an accurate stratification of a risk related to invasive procedure. Most risk assessment scale used in cardiology are based on the patient’s chronological age. The diagnosis of FS allows to evaluate the biological age of a patient, therefore provides valuable addition to commonly used methods of risk stratification related to invasive procedures among elderly. This paper discusses the definitions of FS, most often used research tools to identify it and findings from selected studies of frailty among patients undergoing invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries.

Abstract

Frailty syndrome (FS) is a common problem among elderly, which strongly affects poor patients’ prognosis. Despite increasing interest there are no standardized methods allowing to identify patients with FS. Cardiovascular diseases are prevalent issues among people over 65-years-old. Due to dynamic development of medicine often enough the greatest therapeutic advantages in elderly can be achieved using invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries.Condition for that kind of treatment is an accurate stratification of a risk related to invasive procedure. Most risk assessment scale used in cardiology are based on the patient’s chronological age. The diagnosis of FS allows to evaluate the biological age of a patient, therefore provides valuable addition to commonly used methods of risk stratification related to invasive procedures among elderly. This paper discusses the definitions of FS, most often used research tools to identify it and findings from selected studies of frailty among patients undergoing invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries.
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frailty syndrome, elderly, cardiovascular disease, invasive cardiology procedure, open-heart surgery

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Title

Frailty syndrome increases frequency of complications in patients undergoing invasive cardiology procedures and open-heart surgeries

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 12, No 6 (2017)

Pages

557-564

Published online

2017-12-29

DOI

10.5603/FC.2017.0106

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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(6):557-564.

Keywords

frailty syndrome
elderly
cardiovascular disease
invasive cardiology procedure
open-heart surgery

Authors

Magda Sobczyńska
Renata Główczyńska
Grzegorz Opolski

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