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Clinical perspectives on patients with frailty: a call to action

Session outline

In this session we will examine a comprehensive approach to assess frailty along with rationale and practical considerations of interventions to reverse frailty phenotype, including exercise modalities for patients with frailty. In addition, we will discuss the bidirectional relationship of frailty and cardiovascular disease and the role of comprehensive approaches such as the model of cardiac rehabilitation,  to address the components of frailty.

Learning outcomes

  1. To understand the impact of frailty on the rehabilitation of patients
  2. To discuss contemporary guidance on a comprehensive assessment of frailty
  3. To identify the evidence-based strategies to treat patients with frailty
  4. To discuss the relationship between cardiac diseases and frailty and role of cardiac rehabilitation

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff
  • General public