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Can heart failure be treated with exercise?

Diastolic congestive heart failure is the most commonly diagnosed form of congestive heart failure. This is a condition where the heart does not relax properly. Recent research is showing that exercise can be used to manage this condition. It is many times...

Can exercise halt cardiovascular aging?

With aging, we know that there is stiffening of the arteries.. Similarly, there is thickening of the heart muscle. As the heart stiffens there is abnormality in the relaxation properties. This is a precursor to a type of heart failure. A recent study of healthy...

Does exercise reduce cardiovascular mortality?

A recent study published looked at leisure-time running and found that even 5 to 10 minutes/day at slow speeds is associated with significant reduction in cardiovascular death. There was a 3 year life expectancy benefit with running. Even the lowest level of running...