- •In older patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), frailty is a frequent finding with important prognostic implications.
- •The Fried score has emerged as a simple and frequently used tool for assessment of frailty.
- •In this work, we found that the frailty status assessed by Fried score was higher in women than men.
- •And, paradoxically, the frailty status was independently associated with mortality in males but not in females with ACS.
- •Adjusted tools for assessment of frailty in elderly women are warranted.
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