Leg Fatigue Treatment Vital for Heart Failure Patients

Physicians shouldnt just treat the heart muscle in heart failure (HF) patients. A recent study in the Oct. 31, 2011 issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology found that leg muscle dysfunction, and in particular leg fatigue, is related to the severity of HF symptoms. That means that HF patients may face more obstacles than just a weaker heart in trying to get their daily exercise. But researchers also found that in HF patients, aside from those with the most severe symptoms, proper warm-up and leg exercises can raise the energy level and performance of their leg muscles.
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