Greater Risk Of Falling In Older Adults Linked To Heart Disease

Published on 10 Jul 2019, 21:37
New research shows heart damage in older adults may be leading to more falls.
UPI reports adults around age 75 with subclinical myocardial damage and cardiac wall strain are at a higher risk of falling than those without those conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that each year, about one in four older adults in the United States falls.
Greater knowledge of the factors that contribute to falls represents a significant public health priority. Dr. Stephen Juraschek, MD Study lead author
Previous research shows getting more physical activity could be the key to preventing myocardial damage and reduce the risk of falling.

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