Predictors of mortality in home-dwelling patients with cardiovascular disease aged 75 and older.

@article{Strandberg2009PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in home-dwelling patients with cardiovascular disease aged 75 and older.},
  author={Timo E Strandberg and Kaisu H. Pitkala and Reijo Sakari Tilvis},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={279-84}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the predictive value of biomarkers commonly measured in older patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) with an indicator of cognitive function. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Helsinki, Finland. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred ninety-eight home-dwelling older persons (261 women, mean age 80) with stable CVD and without a diagnosis of clinical dementia. MEASUREMENTS Simple laboratory and clinical measurements (including the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE… CONTINUE READING

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