Fragility syndrome in patients with chronic heart failure.

Authors

  • VETRILA Snejana USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • VATAMAN Eleonora USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • SHALARU Virginia USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie
  • IVANES Anastasia USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52692/1857-0011.2022.1-72.09

Keywords:

heart failure, fragility, Edmonton score

Abstract

Heart failure has a prevalence of 26 million in the population, making it a global health priority. Current publications show that fragility syndrome reaches 79% in heart failure and is an independent predictor of mortality from cardiovascular disease. The study assessed the fragility by the Edmonton self-reported score and the Charlson comorbidity index in 36 hospitalized patients with chronic heart failure with a mean age of 66.58±1.65(44-86) years, including 20(55.6%) women and 16(44.4%) men. Fragility syndrome of varying severity was found in 16(45.5%) vs 20(55.5%) non-fragile patients with chronic heart failure with mean age 62.25±2.53 vs 70.05±1,87 years in both groups, respectively. We obtained the predominance in the group of fragile patients of women 10(62.5%) vs 6(37.5%) men. Fragile patients more frequently mentioned a decrease in physical activity during the last months 14(87.5%)vs 12(60.0%) non-fragile cases. The quality of sleep was different in the groups, so that fragile patients had more frequently a duration of sleep ≤5 hours - 9(56.3%) cases, while in the non-fragile group predominated those with 7-8 hours of sleep 8(40.0 %) patients. The mean value of the Charlson Comorbidity Index was 5.3±0.5 points.

Author Biographies

VETRILA Snejana, USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie

dr.șt.med, conf.univ.

VATAMAN Eleonora, USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie

dr.hab.șt med, prof. univ

SHALARU Virginia, USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie

dr.șt.med, conf.univ.

IVANES Anastasia, USMF ”Nicolae Testemițanu”, Departamentul Medicină Internă IMSP Institutul de Cardiologie

medic rezident

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Published

2022-04-08