Frailty, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease: evidence of a connection.

  title={Frailty, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease: evidence of a connection.},
  author={Huy Minh Phan and Joseph Stephen Alpert and Mindy J. Fain},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric cardiology},
  volume={17 2},
Frailty is a progressive physiologic decline in multiple body systems marked by loss of function, loss of physiologic reserve, and increased vulnerability to disease and death. Until recently, frailty has been poorly defined in the medical literature. One currently accepted definition of frailty is having 3 of the following 5 attributes: unintentional weight loss, muscle weakness, slow walking speed, easy exhaustion, and low physical activity. The mechanisms that underline frailty remain… CONTINUE READING
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