Frailty Assessment in Advanced Heart Failure

Shivank A. Madan, Nadia Fida, Poulami Barman, Daniel B. Sims, Jooyoung (Julia) Shin, Joe Verghese, Ileana L. Pina, Ulrich P. Jorde, Snehal R. Patel

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Background: Several studies have recently demonstrated the value of frailty assessment in a general heart failure (HF) population; however, it is unknown whether these findings are also applicable in advanced HF. We investigated the utility of frailty assessment and its prognostic value in elderly patients with advanced HF. Methods: Forty consecutive elderly subjects aged ≥65 years, with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%, New York Heart Association class III or IV, and a 6-minute walk test

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 20 2015


  • Advanced heart failure
  • Elderly
  • Frailty
  • Heart failure
  • Hospitalization
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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