Frailty and cardiac rehabilitation: A call to action
This article by Vigorito et al from the Cardiac Rehabilitation section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology—Dec 2016) discusses frailty in elderly patients entering cardiac rehabilitation programs and highlights some of the tools to recognise and evaluate the severity of this condition.
- Frailty and its relationship with disability and co-morbidity
- Models of frailty
- Instruments to apply in clinical practice for screening and evaluating frailty
- Frailty in cardiovascular conditions including acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, cardiac surgery and heart failure
- Frailty in the cardiac rehabilitation environment
- Future recomendations
The full-text of this article can be accessed via the ACRA member’s lounge subscription to The Journal of Preventive Cardiology.