Clinical implication of frailty assessment in older patients with atrial fibrillation

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
May–June, 2017 Volume 70, Pages 1–7

Sun-wook Kim, Sol-ji Yoon, Jung-yeon Choi, Min-gu Kang, Youngjin Cho, Il-Young Oh, Cheol-Ho Kim, Kwang-il Kim



We aimed to show the frailty status in older AF patients, and to find the association between frailty and the scores of CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED. Ultimately, we sought to investigate the impact of frailty on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in older AF patients.


We retrospectively evaluated 365 patients (≥65 years old) with AF, who underwent comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) between 2007 and 2014 in a single tertiary hospital. The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores were calculated based on the electronic medical records and the frailty index was computed from the CGA data. The primary outcomes were cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.


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