Associating frailty to cardiovascular disease and mortality

Frailty is common in elderly people with cardiovascular disease and goes along with elevated mortality. Medical researchers examined the predictive ability of 35 frailty scores for cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The analysis reveals that all frailty scores are associated with future mortality, and that some are linked to cardiovascular disease but none to cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)