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Frailty syndrome in clinical practice — what should we remember?

Paweł Łęgosz, Bartosz Krzowski, Anna E. Płatek, Anna Ryś, Karolina Semczuk, Filip M. Szymański, Paweł Małdyk
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2018.0025
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Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(2):137-143.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2018)
Review Papers
Published online: 2018-05-30

Abstract

The aging process does not occur in the same way for all patients. The pace of this process, both physical and mental, is very different. The quality of life of an elderly patient depends on many factors, including lifestyle, genetic predisposition and appropriate medical care. The quality of health care depends, among other things, on how quickly and, whether or not, the doctor sees correctly signs of premature or „abnormal” aging. To facilitate this, a set of symptoms was identified, the occurrence of which should alert the doctor due to the relationship with increased mortality. In the English-language literature, this group is called frailty syndrome. In the Polish literature, the most widely used description of this phenomenon is probably zespół kruchości. The aim of this paper was to present the importance of this syndrome in clinical practice.

Abstract

The aging process does not occur in the same way for all patients. The pace of this process, both physical and mental, is very different. The quality of life of an elderly patient depends on many factors, including lifestyle, genetic predisposition and appropriate medical care. The quality of health care depends, among other things, on how quickly and, whether or not, the doctor sees correctly signs of premature or „abnormal” aging. To facilitate this, a set of symptoms was identified, the occurrence of which should alert the doctor due to the relationship with increased mortality. In the English-language literature, this group is called frailty syndrome. In the Polish literature, the most widely used description of this phenomenon is probably zespół kruchości. The aim of this paper was to present the importance of this syndrome in clinical practice.

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Keywords

aging, fragility syndrome, old age

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Title

Frailty syndrome in clinical practice — what should we remember?

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

137-143

Published online

2018-05-30

DOI

10.5603/FC.2018.0025

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Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(2):137-143.

Keywords

aging
fragility syndrome
old age

Authors

Paweł Łęgosz
Bartosz Krzowski
Anna E. Płatek
Anna Ryś
Karolina Semczuk
Filip M. Szymański
Paweł Małdyk

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