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Exercise improves function and mortality rates in older patients following ACS. Practitioner April 2020;264(1836):7

Exercise improves function and mortality rates in older patients following ACS

23 Apr 2020Pais-up subscribers

A largely home-based exercise intervention improved grip strength, mobility, daily activities and quality of life in older patients after acute coronary syndrome, an Italian study has shown. Hospitalisation and death rates were also reduced by the intervention. A total of 235 patients, median age 76 years, range 73-81 years, were recruited to the trial conducted at three sites in Italy. They were randomised one month after their ACS event to the exercise or control group. All had reduced physical performance defined by the short physical performance battery with scores of 4-9.

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