Frailty and Cardiovascular Diseases

Research into an Elderly Population

  • Nicola Veronese

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1216)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marco Proietti, Matteo Cesari
    Pages 1-7
  3. Finbarr C. Martin, Aisling M. O’Halloran
    Pages 9-19
  4. Sabine Rohrmann
    Pages 21-27
  5. Marianna Noale, Federica Limongi, Stefania Maggi
    Pages 29-38
  6. Karolina Piotrowicz, Jerzy Gąsowski
    Pages 39-50
  7. Pinar Soysal, Ferhat Arik, Lee Smith, Sarah E. Jackson, Ahmet Turan Isik
    Pages 55-64
  8. Jacopo Demurtas, Fiona Ecarnot, Simone Cernesi, Marco Solari, Miguel Angel Munoz, Alberto Cella
    Pages 87-97
  9. Samuele Baldasseroni, Alessandra Pratesi, Francesco Orso, Aldo Lo Forte, Anna Chiara Baroncini, Giulia Lucarelli et al.
    Pages 99-113
  10. Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Ana Izabel Lopes Cunha
    Pages 115-129
  11. Amanda K. Buttery
    Pages 131-147
  12. Timo E. Strandberg, Tuomo Nieminen
    Pages 149-152
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 153-154

About this book


This book aims to clarify the potential association between frailty and cardiovascular disease in older people. Covering the biological as well as the clinical point of view, it allows researchers and clinicians to discover the significance of this topic. 

The contributions cover the most important aspects in the potential relationship between frailty and cardiovascular disease. In particular, authoritative authors in this field have clarified the definition and the epidemiology of frailty and cardiovascular disease in older people. A large part of the volume is dedicated to the biological mechanisms of frailty and cardiovascular disease, trying to find those in common between these two conditions.

Since this book is dedicated to both researchers and clinicians, we have proposed some chapters to the importance of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and frailty. In this regard, the importance of geriatric evaluation in cardiac surgery for older people is well covered. Finally, the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and physical exercise is summarized, being, actually, the most important treatments for both frailty and cardiovascular disease.

Written by many well-known and widely published experts in their respective fields, this book will appeal to a wide readership such as researchers in the field and clinicians, especially suited in geriatric medicine and cardiology who, every day, face frail older patients. 


Frailty Cardiovascular disease Multidimensional assessment Aged Geriatrics Cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Veronese
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research CouncilNeuroscience Institute, Aging BranchPadovaItaly

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