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Balance performance in patients with heart failure

Tanriverdia et al (Heart & Lung 49, 458–462 (2020)) recruited more than two dozen patients with heart failure and compared their performance in tests of static, dynamic, and functional balance to controls. Participants with heart failure were outperformed in Unilateral Stance testing, as well as Limits of Stability. The authors call for balance assessments at the outset of cardiac rehabilitation programs, and their work highlights the importance of the physical therapist in the care team for patients with heart failure.