Decreased left ventricular (LV) function is associated with hip-fractures.

@article{Jansen2015DecreasedLV,
  title={Decreased left ventricular (LV) function is associated with hip-fractures.},
  author={Sofie Jansen and Rudolph Willem Koster and Frederik J. de Lange and Johan Carel Goslings and Matthias U. Schafroth and Sophia E de Rooij and Nathalie van der Velde},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={103-7}
}
BACKGROUND Several risk factors for falls and hip-fractures have been recognized, but controversy still exists toward the importance of structural cardiac abnormalities as a potentially modifiable risk factor for recurrent falls. Aim of this study was to determine the association between echocardiographic abnormalities and hip-fractures. METHODS Design case-control study within consecutive patients undergoing hip-surgery in an academic hospital. CASES patients with traumatic hip-fractures… CONTINUE READING
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