Prioritizing Functional Capacity as a Principal End Point for Therapies Oriented to Older Adults With Cardiovascular Disease

Published: March 23, 2017

  • Adults are living longer lives, many with cardiovascular (CV) disease, and surviving to very old age.
  • Improved physical function in the elderly with heart disease is critical to optimal CV health, improved quality of life and independence.
  • Boosting functional capacity is a vital goal of care for this population and a key health metric.