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Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease

May 28, 2022

Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says.

“Falls are very common,” said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statement from the American Heart Association. They are associated with serious injuries, and just the fear of falling can limit a person’s quality of life.

“And falls are particularly common in adults with cardiovascular disease,” said Goodlin, medical director of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon. “Yet they’re very underrecognized.”

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