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Comorbidities and Physical and Cognitive Impairments in Elderly Heart Failure Patients: Impact on Total Mortality. The Cardiovascular Health Study

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Comorbidities and Physical and Cognitive Impairments in Elderly Heart Failure Patients: Impact on Total Mortality. The Cardiovascular Health Study
author
Murad, Khalil
abstract
Heart failure (HF) in the elderly is increasing in incidence and prevalence, and its outcome has not changed in the past two decades. Elderly patients with HF have high burden of comorbidities and physical and cognitive impairments, which may contribute to their poor outcome. In this study, we aim to measure the prevalence of certain comorbid conditions and measures of physical and cognitive impairments, and their impact on total mortality among participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) with incident HF. As a secondary aim, we will examine the utility of comorbidities and measures of physical and cognitive impairments in predicting mortality among CHS participants with incident HF.
subject
Cognitive impairment
Comorbidities
Elderly
Heart failure
Physical impairment
contributor
Kitzman, Dalane W (committee chair)
Goff Jr., David C (committee member)
Burke, Gregory L (committee member)
Morgan, Timothy M (committee member)
Herrington, David M (committee member)
date
2012-06-12T08:35:47Z (accessioned)
2013-06-12T08:30:11Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (discipline)
embargo
2013-06-12 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37255 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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