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Physical activity and heart failure

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Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly


Heart failure currently affects an estimated 6.2 million US adults1 and approximately 2% of individuals on a global scale.2 According to heart failure exercise guidelines by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA), exercise training is considered an effective treatment for chronic heart failure at a class 1 level3 and recognized as a therapeutic approach for stable heart failure. Physical activity and exercise reduce symptoms, improve the quality of life and left ventricle function, lower heart rate response to submaximal exercise, and reverse remodeling in heart failure patients.4-6

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Moxley, E. (2021, October 29). Physical activity, exercise training and heart failure: Does intensity matter? Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly.


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