Mobile health tech can support seniors with heart disease

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Mobile health technology can be beneficial in encouraging lifestyle behavior changes and medication adherence among adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease, yet more research is needed to determine what methods are the most effective, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Mobile health technology—the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives—can include voice and short messaging services (text messaging), global positioning systems (GPS) and/or Bluetooth technology, as well as

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