A new study examines the effect of walking daily on two subtypes of heart failure in elderly women. These findings are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. Click here to read online.
Recent estimates suggest that almost 5 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure alone. Only half of them are diagnosed annually. To illustrate, heart failure does not appear to be a condition in which the heart stops functioning.
The American Heart Association (AHA) explains congestive heart failure as a condition in which the heart does not pump blood as it usually does. (Click here to read more about this topic)
There are two ways in which congestive heart failure can occur. First, if the heart muscles weaken or become quiet, lose flexibility in both cases. It can affect all age groups. But the incidence is higher among the elderly, especially those over 60 years old.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that older people avoid smoking and consuming alcohol and work more on their health. The following are additional guidelines to reduce risks.
This new study examines possible strategies to prevent heart failure. The research team at the University of Buffalo, New York has done it. The main theme of this topic was to understand the effect of walking on both subtypes of heart failure.
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What is the difference between these two?
In the low heart rate fracture, the left side heart pumps are less than the blood in the body than normal. In the normal ejection portion, the rate of blood pumping from the left ventricle to the body in one heartbeat is approximately 55 percent. But at a low heart failure rate, this rate drops to 40% or less.
On the other hand, heart failure keeps the heart broken, the rate of more than 50% being normal. But if the heart muscles are stiff or thick, the amount pumped by the ventricles may be less for the body.
This first form of heart failure has a bad appearance. However, this latter type is common in older people. It also affects women and other groups (minorities) in particular.
The association between levels of physical activity was studied in 130,303 participants (registered in the Women’s Health Initiative) in women after menopause. Among these, a subset of 35,272 women who had any form of heart failure was selected.
What does the study say?
Just adding 30-45 minutes of daily physical activity, such as walking, will reduce the risk of heart failure by 9% in general. This risk decreases by 8% for heart failure and by 10% for heart failure.
In general, physical activity is especially related to walking in reverse with the risk of heart failure. However, the intensity of any physical activity does not have a significant effect. It also suggests that it is not the intensity but only the activity that matters the most.
The walking results associated with the reduction of the risk of heart failure are beneficial in the context of general health. Keep in mind that walking is the most common activity in the elderly, and its use adequately protects the heart as well.
This is the first study of its kind to examine levels of physical activity in order to reduce the risk of heart failure and ejection fraction especially in the elderly (especially in women). The risk of heart failure becomes more common after a person has passed 60.
In addition, the treatment is very difficult and expensive. Improves the need for an easy preventive plan by increasing levels of physical activity. Walking is particularly beneficial for this reason. All this together will negatively affect the control and management of the disease in the elderly community.