Cardiac rehabilitation and functional capacity in elderly

What is the effect of baseline functional capacity on cardiac rehabilitation effectiveness?

The increasing prevalence of coronary artery disease peaks at over 70% after age 75. Still, information about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in this age category is limited. This study not only found that CR is effective for improving physical performance in adults aged 75 or older, but also that this is particularly so in those with poorer baseline aerobic capacity, resistance and/ or muscular strength.


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