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Mobile Health Technology Can Provide Aid To Elderly With Heart Disease

Mobile health technology can help induce lifestyle behavior changes and improve medication adherence among older adults aged 60 and above with existing heart disease, said a statement by the American Heart Association.

The scientific statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, highlights research from 26 studies from the past 11 years that examined mobile health technology for secondary heart disease prevention in adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease.

People who used text messaging and website resource information reported improvement in physical activity and other lifestyle behavioral changes in just three months.

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