Published: 16 December 2021
Author(s): A Driscoll, S Cartledge
Issue: March 2022
Section: Commentary

Heart failure (HF) is a disease of the elderly. In people aged>65years, it is the most common cause of rehospitalisations [1]. Nearly half of the patients diagnosed with HF will be frail (44.5%, 95% CI, 36.2%–52.8%) [2]. Not only is the prevalence of frailty high in HF patients, older persons with frailty are also at increased risk of developing new onset HF [3]. However, frailty is not only associated with the elderly as it can also occur in younger persons (aged


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