Special issue frailty - frailty and atrial fibrillation: A systematic review

Published: 21 June 2018
Author(s): Emanuele R. Villani, Anita M. Tummolo, Katie Palmer, Ester Manes Gravina, Davide L. Vetrano, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Nicola Acampora
Issue: June 2018
Section: Review Article

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia and its prevalence increases with age. There is a significant correlation between frailty, morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease, but the relation between AF and frailty is still under debate. The aim of this study is to systematically review evidence on the association between AF and frailty.A systematic review of articles published between 02/01/2002 and 09/28/2017 according to PRISMA recommendations was carried out.