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Frailty and Outcome in Elderly Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Friday, November 8, 2013

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Source Name: Canadian Journal of Cardiology


MM Graham, PD Galbraith, D O'Neill, DB Rolfson, C Dando, CM Norris

In this multicenter study, a frailty scale was administered to 183 pts with ACS and the degree of frailty was correlated with outcomes.   Increased frailty was associated with older age, increased comorbidities, great LOS, and decreased procedure use.  After adjusting for baseline differences between the populations, frail patients' HR for mortality was 3.49 relative to fit patients.   

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