Frailty and risk for heart failure in older adults: the health, aging, and body composition study.

@article{Khan2013FrailtyAR,
  title={Frailty and risk for heart failure in older adults: the health, aging, and body composition study.},
  author={Md. Iqbal Hassan Khan and Andreas Kalogeropoulos and Vasiliki V. Georgiopoulou and Anne B. Newman and Tamara B. Harris and Nicolas Rodondi and Doug Bauer and Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Javed Butler},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={166 5},
  pages={
          887-94
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the association between frailty and risk for heart failure (HF) in older adults. BACKGROUND Frailty is common in the elderly and is associated with adverse health outcomes. Impact of frailty on HF risk is not known. METHODS We assessed the association between frailty, using the Health ABC Short Physical Performance Battery (HABC Battery) and the Gill index, and incident HF in 2825 participants aged 70 to 79 years. RESULTS Mean age of… CONTINUE READING
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