Heart failure: Exercise therapy is safe and helps improve recovery, study finds
Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood and oxygen around the body. The condition represents around 8.5% of heart disease deaths in the United States.
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) causes around half of heart failure cases in the U.S. It happens when the heart’s left ventricle stiffens, increasing pressure inside the heart.
Studies showTrusted Source that exercise improves physical and cardiac function in patients with HFpEF and may lead to better outcomes than medication. … [read more]