Ming-lei Zhu

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BACKGROUND Frailty is a new prognostic factor in cardiovascular medicine due to the aging and increasingly complex nature of elderly patients. It is useful and meaningful to prospectively analyze the manner in which frailty predicts short-term outcomes for elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS Patients aged ≥ 65 years, with(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the preferences of ACP and healthcare autonomy in community-dwelling older Chinese adults. METHODS A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted with older adults living in the residential estate of Chaoyang District, Beijing. RESULTS 900 residents were enrolled. 80.9% of them wanted to hear the truth regarding their(More)
OBJECTIVES Chinese people are generally unfamiliar with the concept of advance care planning or advance directives (ACP/ADs), which raises dilemmas in life-support choice and can even affect clinical decision making. To understand and address the issues involved better, we investigated the awareness of ACP/ADs in China, as well as people's attitudes toward(More)
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