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primary endpoint 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

A generic term for any objective and measurable result of a trial or intervention, which is designed to assess the benefit, if any, of a therapy or manoeuvre.

Example, primary endpoint The change in exercise capacity assessed by the 6-minute walk test in patients with a cholesterol-lowering drug.

Secondary end points include changes in Borg dyspnea index, cardiopulmonary haemodynamics and NYHA functional class