Got Heart Failure? Stay Active

Got Heart Failure? Stay Active

January 4, 2020 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Even if you happened to wait until after a
heart failure diagnosis to think about a healthy diet and exercise plan, it may not be too
late. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study found that obese, older adults
with one common type of heart failure may benefit from both a calorie-restricted diet
and aerobic exercise — with the greatest benefits seen when both lifestyle interventions
were used together. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), also known as diastolic
heart failure, occurs when the heart muscle contracts normally but the ventricles do not
relax as they should. HFPEF is the most rapidly increasing form of heart failure, and is linked
to high rates of illness and death. More than 80 percent of patients with this condition
are overweight or obese. Speak to your doctor about the best treatment for your condition.