Heart Failure Association/ European Society of Cardiology position paper on frailty in patients with heart failure

Cristiana Vitale*, Ewa A. Jankowska, Loreena Hill, Massimo Piepoli, Stefan D. Anker, Mitja Lainscak, T. Jaarsma, Piotr Ponikowski, Giuseppe M C Rosano, Petar M Seferovic, Andrew J S Coats, Wolfram Doehner

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) and frailty are two distinct yet commonly associated conditions. The interplay between the two conditions is complex, dueto overlaps in underlying mechanisms, symptoms and prognosis. The assessment of frailty in patients with HF is crucial, as it is associated withboth unfavourable outcomes and reduced access and tolerance to treatments. However, to date a consensus denition of frailty in patientswith HF remains lacking and the need for a validated assessment score, for identifying those HF patients with frailty, is high and timely. Thisposition paper proposes a new denition of frailty for use by healthcare professionals in the setting of HF and creates a foundation for thedesign of a tailored and validated score for this common condition
Original languageEnglish
Article number21
Pages (from-to)1299 - 1305
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Heart Failure
Early online date23 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Heart failure. Frailty, Aging, Instruments, Score

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