Women's Heart Advisor October 2016 Issue

Finding It Hard to Exercise with Heart Failure?

Light yard work or other exercise can often help relieve heart failure symptoms.

Finding It Hard to Exercise with Heart Failure?

Here’s why you should try anyway.

Heart failure is often the result of a chain of events that starts with a heart attack or high blood pressure. Lifestyle issues—obesity and lack of exercise among them—can cause or aggravate the problem. There are two kinds of heart failure. Women tend to develop heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). In this form, the heart ejects a normal amount of blood with each beat, but cannot refill with blood properly.

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