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Cardiology Management

Walking Ability Predictor of Adverse Outcomes Following Cardiac Surgery

2016 10 May

A recent study just published in JAMA Cardiology reveals that people who have slow gait speed prior to open heart surgery have an increased risk of death following the procedure. Gait speed is a common test that that is used to screen individuals for frailty. It assesses how long a person takes to walk about 5 meters or 16.4 feet at a comfortable... Read more