Frailty and risk of venous thromboembolism in older adults.

@article{Folsom2007FrailtyAR,
  title={Frailty and risk of venous thromboembolism in older adults.},
  author={Aaron R Folsom and Lori L Boland and Mary Cushman and Susan R. Heckbert and Wayne D. Rosamond and Jeremy D. Walston},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={79-82}
}
BACKGROUND Frailty is a common risk factor for morbidity and mortality in elderly persons. Recent evidence links frailty to activation of coagulation and inflammatory pathways. We aimed to determine whether frailty in community-dwelling older adults is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study in four U.S. communities involving 4859 participants 65 years old and older. At baseline, in 1989-1993, we assessed frailty based on weight loss… CONTINUE READING

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Incident VTE ( deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus ) through 2002 was identified by review of hospital records .
Incident VTE ( deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus ) through 2002 was identified by review of hospital records .
Incident VTE ( deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus ) through 2002 was identified by review of hospital records .
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