Comprehensive geriatric assessment and hospital mortality among older adults with decompensated heart failure.

@article{RodrguezPascual2012ComprehensiveGA,
  title={Comprehensive geriatric assessment and hospital mortality among older adults with decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Carlos Rodr{\'i}guez-Pascual and Arturo Vilches-Moraga and Emilio Paredes-Gal{\'a}n and Ana Isabel Ferrero-Marinez and Marta Torrente-Carballido and Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez-Artalejo},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={164 5},
  pages={756-62}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess whether a simple comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) score predicts hospital mortality among very elderly patients admitted with heart failure (HF). METHODS This is a prospective follow-up of 581 individuals aged ≥75 years admitted for decompensated HF to an acute geriatric unit from October 2006 to September 2009. A CGA score (range, 0-10) was constructed using baseline individual data on 5 domains: dependence in activities of daily living… CONTINUE READING
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