Science continues to prove Hippocrates right when he said, “Walking is man’s best medicine.” If you’re beginning to lag on your New Year’s resolutions, or that Fitbit you got for Christmas is gathering dust, a trio of recent studies provide incentive to get up off the couch and lace up
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With PCI, Experience Matters.
The number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), such as angioplasty and stenting, performed by your cardiologist and at your hospital may affect your risk of death, complications, length of stay, and cost. Previous guidelines recommended that cardiologists perform a minimum of 75 PCIs a year, and that
Most heart failure patients need six to seven different prescription medications to remove excess fluid from their body, help their heart squeeze more forcefully, prevent it from overexerting itself, and keep their blood pressure under control. But that’s not all.
About 40 percent of patients with heart failure take medications for
A heart weakened by a heart attack or other cardiac problem is at a higher risk for heart failure—a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to adequately supply the body’s needs. Exercise can help strengthen the heart and cut the risk of heart disease, as
When a heart muscle contracts weakly or is unable to relax properly, its ability to pump blood is impaired. This is called heart failure.
Surprisingly, it is often preventable.
“The risk factors that predispose someone to developing heart failure are the same that lead to heart attacks: smoking, obesity, and a sedentary
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Further evidence that it’s never too late to start exercising comes from a study suggesting that even small boosts in activity can cut heart failure risk late in life. Researchers analyzed the exercise habits of about 11,000 men and women between ages 45 and 64, none of whom had heart